#Aids2018EECA

Amsterdam, the Netherlands will host the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS2018). AIDS2018 will be held on 23-27 July 2018 and is expected to bring together some 18,000 participants from around the world. In 2016, AFEW International has been chosen by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the organisation best suited to engage Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) in AIDS 2018 Conference. EECA is the one of the regions in the world where HIV epidemic continues to rise. To spotlight the state of the epidemic and the HIV response in Eastern Europe and Central Asia with a focus on investments, structural determinants and services is one of the objectives of AIDS 2018.

Disclaimer: the articles presented in this section of AFEW’s website show a flavor of the practices within the EECA region. The opinions or practices described in the articles are not necessarily supported by AFEW International.

Invisible Epidemic of Hepatitis C in Russia

July 28 is the World Hepatitis Day. According to Irina Shestakova, chief external infectious disease specialist at the Russian Ministry of Health, the ...

Children with Tuberculosis and HIV Do Not Have Access to Education in Tajikistan

According to the expert, children with a double diagnosis of HIV and tuberculosis do not have access to compulsory secondary education in Tajikistan. ...

Red Ribbon Day kick-started the International AIDS Conference

Red Ribbon Day on May 16 2018, was a kick-off to a summer focused on HIV/AIDS which culminates with the International AIDS Conference AIDS 2018in Amst ...

Study of Sex Workers’ Behaviour in Georgia

In the recent study in 2017, the goal of the researchers was to determine the prevalence of HIV, hepatitis C, gonorrhoea and syphilis among people inv ...

AFEW on AIDS 2018: Session ‘AFEW Network’s experience in strengthening community, Monitoring and involvement in service delivery: From grassroot to policy level’

This session, organized by AFEW Network, will offer an opportunity to share experience in strengthening community monitoring and involvement in servi ...

Share Experience and Adopt New Ideas: Kyrgyzstan Heading to AIDS 2018

22nd AIDS Conference AIDS 2018 is an event which is particularly important for the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia – the region where ...

Ukrainian Youth Will Tell Everyone about HIV

Yana Panfilova and Dany Stolbunov from the Ukrainian organization Teenergizer! will perform on 21 July in CREA Theater, Amsterdam. The performance wil ...

AFEW International is Finding New Possibilities in Russia

AFEW International continues looking for possibilities of helping key populations at risk for HIV, tuberculosis and viral hepatitis and community orga ...

AFEW on AIDS 2018: Workshop ‘Migration in EECA: access to health care for all?’

This workshop, organized by AFEW Network, will offer a unique opportunity to not just talk about migration, HIV and Key Populations but also to hear a ...

Chase the virus, not the people! Campaign at AIDS 2018

Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) remains the only region in the world where new HIV cases and AIDS deaths continue to grow rapidly. Therefore we ...