HIV Prevention Among Vulnerable Russian Youth

This public-private partnership focuses on preventing the spread of HIV and increase access to HIV treatment and care among street children and other vulnerable youth in Russia.

HIV Prevention Among Vulnerable Russian Youth

Over the past decade, Russia has experienced one of the fastest growing HIV/AIDS epidemics in the world. There are an estimated 10,000 street children and youth in St. Petersburg, many of whom struggle with substance abuse and other behaviors that increase their risk for HIV/AIDS. Studies have shown that this group in particular has high rates of HIV infection, as well as access to clinical treatment and care.

With support from USAID's Russia program and Johnson & Johnson, HealthRight International (formerly Doctors of the World-USA) together with its local partner, Doctors to Children, will reach 500 vulnerable youth with effective HIV prevention messages and a broad continuum of services, including mobile voluntary testing for HIV and referrals to treatment and care. The project will also develop a cadre of social workers trained in HIV prevention among street youth and disseminate a package of HIV prevention best practices to government institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) across St. Petersburg.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Johnson & Johnson

    Goods Supplier, Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    Caring for the world, one person at a time... inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. They embrace research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to...

  • HealthRight International

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    HealthRight International is a global health and human rights organization working to build lasting access to health for excluded communities.

    They work closely with communities and...

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Key Information

LocationRussian Federation, Eastern Europe
  • Start Date 2009
  • End Date 2010
  • Sectors