Interactive CD-ROM: A strategy design toolbox for Latin American NGOs to prevent HIV-AIDS in MSM population – Lambda project.
ISSUES: Since 1994 the LCLCS has implemented a successful project in the design of strategies to prevent HIV-AIDS in the Colombian MSM community, including the sensibilization of the health team towards persons living with the virus. It included a CDROM, that would reinforce the importance of safe sex practice and a characterization of the target population. DESCRIPTION: This interactive CDROM contains: a presentation of the League and its LAMBDA project, a complete description of the job done in this specific project through the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) Survey applied to MSM communitiy and the health team, a description of all support material developed, a Safer Sex Video, field visits to MSM communities, workshops on safe sex and sensibilization of the health team, the presentation of the relation of LAMBDA project and ASICAL, and a guide on project writing and fundraising. The user only needs a web browser (interface used) and the Windows Media Player (included in the CDROM). All the contents are organized by the same topics: "what is", "what for", "why", "how to implement", "process difficulties", "expected results", and "FAQS. A spelling tolerant search engine indexed all the contents. All necessary edition and digitalization was made, in order to index the videos using the ASF technology, with the necessary interfaces and animations. The user can connect to LIGASIDA.ORG through the Internet to obtain updates. LESSONS LEARNED: Based on this project, it is clear that in the Latin American context we can profit from the information technologies in order to multiply in our countries successful strategies that have been applied in our countries. The CDROM replaces the on-site visits and provides strategic information "just in time" and not "just in case". RECOMMENDATIONS: This instrument should be used in other countries (with minimal adaptations), and in any other high-risk populations to prevent AIDS.
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