Psychosocial Intervention Model for people who inject drugs in Ukraine
7 Steps intervention is based on the results of the research carried out by the Central University of the Caribbean, School of Medicine, Center for Narcological Studies (Puerto Rico) with the support of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (2001). Psychosocial intervention model is a cognitive behavioral intervention aimed at HIV prevention among active PWIDs, which combines recruiting the participants from the most-at-risk populations, individual counseling and comprehensive case management of the clients. Such combination promotes change in the behavior, which results in reduction of risks of infection with HIV/STI/viral hepatitis, general health improvement and further commitment to healthy life style. The intervention includes 7 structured modules carried out during 3-6 months.