The HIV prevalence rate in Kyrgyzstan is higher among marginalised groups than the population as a whole. Around 0.2% of the general population are living with HIV in Kyrgyzstan, but this jumps to 2.2% for sex workers, and 12.4% for people who use drugs.

We work with the Anti-AIDS Association (AAA) to strengthen the national response to HIV in Kyrgyzstan. AAA supports community-based organisations with financial and technical assistance, and delivers HIV programmes to improve healthcare services for sex workers, men who have sex with men (MSM) and people living with HIV.

In 2016, AAA reached over 7,000 people with needle and syringe programmes, and provided prevention services to over 4,000 people who use drugs. AAA’s prevention reach also included transgender people, clients of sex workers and men who have sex with men.