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“Do Tell Your Neighbour” Campaign on HIV/AIDS

3 March 2014
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On 27 February 2014, a press conference on the “Get tested and live. Do Tell Your Neighbour” campaign was held in Yerevan. The EU funded project implemented one of its last awareness raising actions in Yerevan and Gavar with the aim to raise societal awareness, especially among young people, on HIV/AIDS and to promote HIV/AIDS testing.
Ina Iankulova, International Aid/Cooperation Officer at the EU Delegation in Armenia, welcomed participants: ‘This initiative has focused on migrants and mobile populations in the South Caucasus and Russia and has received more than €970,000 assistance from the European Union. Our goal has been to tangibly enhance HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment through advocacy, policy advice and awareness raising efforts.
World Vision Armenia Operations Manager Shaghik Marukyan said that the campaign included a salsa master class to attract young people, while informing them about the ways in which HIV/AIDS can be transmitted, how to prevent infection and the importance of getting tested. The dance class was organised by the representative of the Union of People on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Countries and Central Asia, Yulia Raskevich. The best dancers and the winners of an interactive quiz during these events received prizes.
The main HIV/AIDS risk group in Armenia consists of migrants and their families as a result of seasonal labour migration. From 1988-2014, almost 1,634 people in Armenia have been registered as HIV/AIDS positive; 238 were diagnosed in 2013. Today, 33 children under 18 are registered as infected with HIV/AIDS.
The “Tell Your Neighbour” campaign was organised by the “Real World, Real People” NGO with support from World Vision Armenia within the framework of the EU-funded “Cross-Border Cooperation for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Impact Migration in Southern Caucasus and Russian Federation” project.

“Do Tell Your Neighbour” Campaign on HIV/AIDS

On 27 February 2014, a press conference on the “Get tested and live. Do Tell Your Neighbour” campaign was held in Yerevan. The EU funded project implemented one of its last awareness raising actions in Yerevan and Gavar with the aim to raise societal awareness, especially among young people, on HIV/AIDS and to promote HIV/AIDS testing. Ina Iankulova, International Aid/Cooperation Officer at the EU Delegation in Armenia, welcomed participants: ‘This initiative has focused on migrants and mobile populations in the South Caucasus and Russia and has received more than €970,000 assistance from the European Union. Our goal has been to tangibly enhance HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment through advocacy, policy advice and awareness raising efforts. World Vision Armenia Operations Manager Shaghik Marukyan said that the campaign included a salsa master class to attract young people, while informing them about the ways in which HIV/AIDS can be transmitted, how to prevent infection and the importance of getting tested. The dance class was organised by the representative of the Union of People on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Countries and Central Asia, Yulia Raskevich. The best dancers and the winners of an interactive quiz during these events received prizes. The main HIV/AIDS risk group in Armenia consists of migrants and their families as a result of seasonal labour migration. From 1988-2014, almost 1,634 people in Armenia have been registered as HIV/AIDS positive; 238 were diagnosed in 2013. Today, 33 children under 18 are registered as infected with HIV/AIDS. The “Tell Your Neighbour” campaign was organised by the “Real World, Real People” NGO with support from World Vision Armenia within the framework of the EU-funded “Cross-Border Cooperation for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Impact Migration in Southern Caucasus and Russian Federation” project.