#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.

Sex-Workers in Russia – for Effective HIV Prevention

Sex-workers are one of the groups that are vulnerable to HIV. There are no government programs aimed at working with this category in Russia. Accordin ...

Vladimir Kurpita: “Dnipro Will Become the Third City in Ukraine to Join the Fast-Track Cities Initiative”

To learn about the benefits for the Ukrainian cities joining the Fast-Track Cities initiative and about the expectations from AIDS 2018 conference to ...

Expert: Polygamy Increases the Risk of the HIV Spread in Tajikistan

Polygamy is one of the main factors contributing to the rapid spread of HIV in Tajikistan. ...

Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Kyrgyzstan is Minimal

Kyrgyzstan is getting prepared to receive a certificate to confirm elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. In the last five years, over 95 ...

19 June: Second Edition of EECA Food and Art Night in Amsterdam

The second edition of PLOV ARTxFOODxCINEMA is coming to Amsterdam on 19 of June. Culinary experiences and cinematographic impressions of Eastern Euro ...

Georgian Youth for Music and Harm Reduction

4GB is an annual electronic music festival which has been held in Georgia since 2011. The festival is dedicated to the memory of DJ Giorgi Bakanidze ...

Integrated Care Centre in Almaty – a Home for Everybody

People living with HIV (PLWH), people who use drugs (PUD), those who are released from places of confinement… Those people are often left behind and ...

AIDS 2018: Ukraine is Looking for Expertise and Technologies

At AIDS 2018 to be held in Amsterdam, Ukraine will be the focus of attention. It is one of the leading countries in terms of HIV transmission, with h ...

A Chance to Find a Way Out

Since 20 December last year, no new patients have been enrolled in the opioid substitution treatment programme in Kazakhstan. This decision based on t ...

Coalition of Communities of Kyrgyzstan: “We United to Strengthen the Voices”

Community organizations are often not cooperative: each one deals with specific problems and has its own approaches to work. Nevertheless, the Coaliti ...