Preventing HIV/AIDS on Road Projects in Yunnan Province (ADTA-PRC)
Migration, mobility, and HIV/AIDS are well documented, interlinked phenomena. High rates of HIV infection are generally found along transport routes, border areas, and regions experiencing high seasonal and long-term population mobility. Baoshan Prefecture, in the People Republic of China (PRC), an area along the ADB-financed Western Yunnan Roads Development Project,1 is located about 100 kilometers from the Myanmar border. It has a population of about 2.4 million, of whom about 690,000 are poor. Thirty-six minority groups live in Baoshan Prefecture, mainly in mountainous areas. Construction activities associated with the Road Project were expected to affect the spread of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The service provider communities and resident communities bordering the construction sites, minority groups vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, STIs, and trafficking for prostitution interact with construction workers. To mitigate these potential adverse social impacts associated with the construction of the Road Project, an HIV/AIDS and STI prevention program targeting construction workers and residents was implemented.
Progress (as of March 2021)Project closed
|Contact Name||Yasukawa, Takako|
|Organization||Asian Development Bank|
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- Prevented an increase in poverty by reducing potential negative social impacts associated with the implementation and operation of the Western Yunnan Roads Development Project (the Road Project) in an HIV/AIDS prevalent area.