Ruta Januleviciene


HIV/AIDS PREVENTION AND CARE AMONG INJECTING DRUG USERS IN PRISON SETTINGS IN ESTONIA, LATVIA AND LITHUANIA The case study of Marijampole Correction House in Lithuania Executive summary March 2008

The main objective of this project is the identification of the attitudes and knowledge of prisoners and prison officers regarding narcotic substances; mapping drug use problems for planning long-term activities in the field of drug use and HIV prevention in prisons, including suggestions for the development of appropriate health promotion and risk reduction programmes. The target group for this project are adult male prisoners serving their sentences in camp type prison and having problems and/or running health risks because of drug use and drug related risk behaviour. To start the assessment one prison was selected as target setting: Marijampole Correction House. The methodology and results of this project can be a starting point for further assessment and response in the other Lithuanian prisons.