SCDI Center for Community Development Initiatives




Our projects

Enhancement of community participation in communication

This project succeeds another project with the same name, sponsored by FORD in 2007, to establish information channels for people with HIV. The main project purpose is to strengthen the participation of people with HIV in prevention programs through publications.


Sexual and Reproductive Health service seeking behaviors of high risk populations

The number of HIV incidents increased significantly in the 90s, proving the wide spread of the epidemic at different levels among high risk populations. The estimated prevalence (age group of 15-49) increased slowly but consistently from 0.41% in 2007 to 0.44% in 2010. The estimated HIV cases at all age groups increased from 220,000 in 2007 to 255,000 in 2010. Epidemiology evidences show that most-at-risk populations to HIV include people who use drugs, sex workers, men who have sex with men and these groups’ primary sexual partners.


HIV prevention for primary sexual partners of people who use drugs in Hanoi

Around 30% of male injecting drug users in Hanoi has HIV. Among them, many have long-term girl friend and wife (primary sexual partners -PSP). The women are often very close with their partners despite suffering from stigma and difficulties in life.


Dự phòng lây nhiễm HIV cho bạn tình chính của người sử dụng ma túy

Từ tháng 10/2010, SCDI tiếp tục triển khai hoạt động dự án trên địa bàn 4 quận Hoàng Mai, Đống Đa, Hai Bà Trưng, Long Biên. Mục tiêu đến cuối giai đoạn (31/9/2011) sẽ tiếp cận được 1,700 chị em là bạn tình chính của người sử dụng ma túy tại Hà Nội, nhằm giữ cho bạn tình âm tính thông qua các chiến lược: Dự phòng lây truyền qua quan hệ tình dục; giữ cho chồng âm tính và nâng cao quyền cho chị em.


Reduce the vulnerability and improve the quality of life of street-based sex workers

Sex workers are vulnerable and it’s even more so for street-based sex workers. Many of them use drugs, many are living with HIV, many are 30 – 40 years old and older, and many have children. They suffered from stigma and discrimination, violation, poverty, unstable housing as well as health problems. Many are neglected by their own family and denied their right to care for and live with their child.




Updated information on our work in changing lives of marginalized communities