Mobile unit (HAREACT) WP 5 “Scale up Harm Reduction”, Latvia
Service provider: NGO “DIA+LOGS” (supervised by SPKC (CDPC of Latvia))
Mobile Unit staff: 23h/per week (4 days)
Medical worker (nurse - 1) – 14h/week: provide testing, consultations about (HIV, TB, HCV, overdose prevention, treatment, condom use, wound treatment etc.).
Social worker (1) – 23h/week: consultation, motivation, helps medical w, exchange syringes, distribute condoms.
Outreach workers (3) - 23h/week: syringe exchange, condoms distribution, information about MU, peer-to peer, motivation.
First results (one month – 20 January 17-19 February 17):
Distributed syringes and needles total: 15.590
Collected syringes and needles total: 420
Rapid tests performed: HIV – 41
Uncial clients: 48 (in MU). Outreach workers are not registered uncial clients.