AIDS Foundation East-West (AFEW) is pleased to release its 2014 Annual Report titled “East and West Together”. In this report we communicate the urgency of attention, both political and financial, that is needed in the region to inhibit the spread of HIV. Eastern Europe and Central Asia is the only region in the world where HIV incidence continues to climb, already reaching 1.5 million people. In this region, fewer than 50% of people who use drugs, sex workers and men who have sex with men have access to HIV testing.
In this report we highlight some of our project results. We are particularly proud of our ground-breaking projects for key populations at risk. Our activities aim to improve responses to HIV for these groups in society; they span the full continuum of prevention, treatment, care, and support. The report also gives a glimpse into the development of women’s shelters in Kyrgyzstan serving female key populations, the only social bureaus of their kind.
Lastly, we call upon your financial help for us to continue our life-saving projects. Your contribution is vital, because the groups that we represent are so often overlooked in lists of good causes, corporate charity budgets and national development programmes.
Enjoy reading our annual report!