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Taking the Safe Route

Institutional Document | December 2016

This publication shares lessons from ADB's experience in embedding HIV education during highway construction in the People's Republic of China.

In March 2005, ADB initiated the Baolong Healthy and Safe Action (BHSA) project to reduce the risk of HIV spread associated with the construction of a new expressway between Baoshan and Longling in Yunnan Province in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

More than 10 years on, after two more projects on three new expressways, ADB’s HIV prevention work in the PRC is recognized as one of four international good practice examples of how to embed health education in an informal setting.

This publication seeks to capture the most important lessons for policy makers, program managers, and health educators looking to develop similar activities.