Although we are living in a world where spreading and receiving information is fast and easy in our society the knowledge for the “modern” diseases, among like HIV/AIDS, is still on a low level. According to that, the need for acting on local and national level is quite high. This alarm comes as a result of the lack of appropriate sustainable mechanisms for raising the awareness of HIV prevention and drug use.
The Association HOPS - Healthy Options Project Skopje, within its activities related to HIV prevention in communities at highest risk, on May 7- 8, 2015 in hotel “Arena - Teteks“ in Tetovo, held a two-day workshop for communities that are directly affected by this issue and for the representatives of local municipalities and institutions dealing with prevention. The workshop is organized within the project "HIV prevention and drug use among the citizens of border-line areas" funded by the European Union. Activities are implemented on the territory of four municipalities in Macedonia: Kumanovo, Tetovo, Gostivar and Skopje.