Olga Samoilova, Project Director, EpiC Central Asia
Daniyar Shakirov, Regional Communications Manager, EpiC Central Asia
Yekaterina Li, Project Manager, EpiC Kazakhstan

At the time of her HIV diagnosis, Leila met Alexander, a peer navigator from the community-based organization (CBO) called “You are not alone.” This CBO provides support and community services to people living with HIV (PLHIV). Through the USAID- and PEPFAR-supported EpiC project, its peer navigators were also trained to provide services on gender-based and intimate partner violence (IPV). These peer navigators now conduct IPV identification and offer first-line support – also known as LIVES* – in line with the latest World Health Organization recommendations. 

In this photo story, produced by the EpiC Central Asia team, learn about Leila, a survivor of IPV, and the important work being done by EpiC Kazakhstan.