In May 2012, two Ministerial Orders were issued requiring companies working in the mining
and transport sectors in Mongolia to implement activities to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and
other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the context of their work. This Guidebook has been specifically developed to assist these companies to meet their contractual responsibilities in an effective and cost-efficient manner. The proposed approaches and materials are based on experiences and lessons learned in Mongolia and around the world and all activities have been field tested and refined in Mongolia.
The recommended package of activities has been specifically designed for the infrastructure
context and seeks to ensure HIV prevention activities achieve their goals while minimizing disruption to work schedules. In specific terms, the Guidebook: • provides basic information on HIV/AIDS and STIs (HAS) with particular reference to Mongolia; • highlights potential linkages between HAS and infrastructural development; • documents the laws and regulations governing HAS prevention in the context of transport and mining sector development in Mongolia; • describes how to implement the package of interventions required by the Ministerial Orders for transport and mining companies in Mongolia; • identifies which steps can be undertaken directly by non-specialists and which require the engagement of experienced health professionals; • connects each step to an integrated package of supporting resources, including training
curricula and information materials; and • provides tools for reporting, monitoring and quality assuring the implementation of key