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HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention

10 December 2013

On 22 November, before the global HIV/AIDS Day, a roundtable discussion was held in Armenia to launch the European HIV/AIDSTesting Week.
The HIV Testing Week is held for the first time and 56 countries are participating.It is aimed at reducing late diagnosis of HIV/AIDS by ensuring that more people become aware of their current HIV/AIDS status.
The event was organized by the EU-funded “Cross-Border Cooperation for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Impact Mitigation in the Southern Caucasus and the Russian Federation” project,in partnership withWorld Vision Armenia, “Real World, Real People” NGO, the National Centre for HIV/AIDS Prevention,the “Mission East Armenia” humanitarian aid organisation, and other partners. The roundtable was attended by representatives of the Armenian Ministry of Health (MoH )and international and non-governmental organisations, as well as a variety of other stakeholders.
The round table’s organisers presented the programme for the week’s events, including a performance on HIV/AIDS prevention for 18-25-year-olds from Yerevan, Stepanavan, Vanadzor, Gyumri and Gavar entitled “Theatre for Change”. The importance of HIV/AIDS research will be presented during the performance and,after it, healthcare specialists from the National Centre for HIV/AIDS prevention will provide counselling and testing. Interested individuals can choose to be examined and learn about their HIV/AIDS status.
The President of “Real World, Real People” NGO, Hovhannes Madoyan, gave a presentation on the HIV/AIDS situation in Armenia:‘33%of HIV/AIDS deathscome as a result of late diagnosis. Work needs to be done, not only for the population, but also for healthcare providers to improve this situation’.
The Director of the National Centre for HIV/AIDS Prevention of the MoH, Samvel Grigoryan, encouraged participants to be active during HIV/AIDS Testing Week: ‘If doctors provide equality consultations, no one should refuse to be examined’.
The two-year project funded by the EU is aimed at mitigating HIV/AIDS risks among migrant workersand mobile populationsfrom the South Caucasus and has a budget of €1,217,951.

HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention

On 22 November, before the global HIV/AIDS Day, a roundtable discussion was held in Armenia to launch the European HIV/AIDSTesting Week. The HIV Testing Week is held for the first time and 56 countries are participating.It is aimed at reducing late diagnosis of HIV/AIDS by ensuring that more people become aware of their current HIV/AIDS status. The event was organized by the EU-funded “Cross-Border Cooperation for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Impact Mitigation in the Southern Caucasus and the Russian Federation” project,in partnership withWorld Vision Armenia, “Real World, Real People” NGO, the National Centre for HIV/AIDS Prevention,the “Mission East Armenia” humanitarian aid organisation, and other partners. The roundtable was attended by representatives of the Armenian Ministry of Health (MoH )and international and non-governmental organisations, as well as a variety of other stakeholders. The round table’s organisers presented the programme for the week’s events, including a performance on HIV/AIDS prevention for 18-25-year-olds from Yerevan, Stepanavan, Vanadzor, Gyumri and Gavar entitled “Theatre for Change”. The importance of HIV/AIDS research will be presented during the performance and,after it, healthcare specialists from the National Centre for HIV/AIDS prevention will provide counselling and testing. Interested individuals can choose to be examined and learn about their HIV/AIDS status. The President of “Real World, Real People” NGO, Hovhannes Madoyan, gave a presentation on the HIV/AIDS situation in Armenia:‘33%of HIV/AIDS deathscome as a result of late diagnosis. Work needs to be done, not only for the population, but also for healthcare providers to improve this situation’. The Director of the National Centre for HIV/AIDS Prevention of the MoH, Samvel Grigoryan, encouraged participants to be active during HIV/AIDS Testing Week: ‘If doctors provide equality consultations, no one should refuse to be examined’. The two-year project funded by the EU is aimed at mitigating HIV/AIDS risks among migrant workersand mobile populationsfrom the South Caucasus and has a budget of €1,217,951.