Implementing HIV Prevention in the Context of Road Construction: A Case Study from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in the People’s Republic of China

Date: April 2014
Type: Reports
ISBN: 978-92-9254-444-7 (print), 978-92-9254-445-4 (web)
Price: US$20.00 (hardcopy)


This case study documents HIV prevention work on the Longbai Expressway in Guangxi in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). It describes how to build HIV prevention into existing processes in road construction projects. It also highlights opportunities and constraints for HIV prevention work in the transport context. Finally it brings examples to show that the basic model can be adapted and replicated.

Building on experiences and lessons

Since the completion of this project, the Government of the PRC has introduced a contractual requirement for all transport construction companies to include HIV/AIDS awareness activities as part of their health and safety obligations. This affects all new road construction projects in the PRC. As such, it represents a significant step forward in terms of sustainably integrating HIV prevention into transport infrastructure development.


  • Introduction
  • Overview of Approach
  • Implementing the Framework: The Guangxi Case
  • Adaptation and Expansion