Bridging the Gaps: Kyrgyzstan

Bridging the Gaps: Kyrgyzstan


Bridging the Gaps is alliance of nine international organisations and networks and more than 80 local and regional organisations, working towards the end of the AIDS epidemic among key populations.

Supported by global and regional level work, Bridging the Gaps works with over 80 partner organisations in 15 countries in three regions:
• Sub-Sahara Africa: Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
• South East Asia: Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam.
• Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Ukraine.

In Kyrgyzstan, the programme works with, and for the health and human rights of, sex workers, LGBT people and people who use drugs, including those living with HIV.

Program details

Time frame
01 January 2016 - 31 December 2020
€ 4,023,040
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Bridging the Gaps partners in Kyrgyzstan work towards ending AIDS among key populations through (1) a strengthened civil society that holds government to account; (2) increased fulfilment of human rights of key populations; and (3) increased SRHR and fewer infections.

Community groups

Sex workers, people who use drugs and LGBT people


The Kyrgyz Republic is a country with low HIV prevalence in the general population. However, between 2006 and 2015, the number of officially registered cases of HIV infections in the country rose 5.7 times to a total number of 6,402 people living with HIV. Key populations carry a heavy burden of the epidemic, for example the HIV prevalence among sex workers is 2.2%, 6.3% among MSM and 12.4% among injecting drug users. One of the reasons that there has been some increase is the limited access to prevention programmes and healthcare for key populations.

Projects within this programme

Bridging the Gaps Sex Work Kyrgyzstan Tais Plus

Tais Plus works towards a strong sex worker movement in Bishkek and surrounding ...

Bridging the Gaps: Kyrgyzstan

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