Funding mechanism: Programme Acceleration Fund (PAF), UNAIDS
Project budget: 75,000 USD
To compile strategic information on the HIV-related vulnerabilities of long distance truck drivers and port workers and mobilize representatives of employers’ and workers’ organizations in Arica, Chile.
A baseline Knowledge, Attitudes, Behaviours and Practices survey of long distance truck drivers and port workers and interviews - with focus groups - with sex workers and men who have sex with men (MSM)will be conducted in Arica, Chile. A mapping of rest/recreation stops for long distance truck drivers and port workers of the city of Arica to determine hygiene and safety conditions will be carried out, with the aim of creating a checklist for inspecting such rest stops and identifying the risk factors that compound the vulnerability of these workers to HIV. On the basis of the information collected, a targeted regional strategy for northern Chile will be developed for transport sector workers (trucking and maritime) to reach these workers with effective HIV prevention messages. Feedback on the information compiled will be shared with the tripartite partners in the country.