Monday, May 12, 2008

Outreach

Our outreach pr0gram aims to prevent HIV/AIDS coming home to loved ones. For this very reason, we reach out to female Sex Workers (SW) and Trans Sexual (TS) sex workers in the streets of Ipoh.

Our team walk the dark streets and the back lanes to seek and reach out to these sex workers. We distribute to them condoms and tubes of gels for free. We also do take the opportunity to talk to them about the importance of using the condoms and at the same time encouraging them to go for blood test. We do offer them our support services should any of them or their colleagues be tested HIV positive.

While we admit that we may need to do more of these outreach programs to create more awareness amongst the sex workers, due to limited number of volunteers, for the moment we are only able to carry out the outreach program once a month.