Last year I participated in the 19th Nordic Migration Research Conference 2018 in Norrköping with a presentation on the experiences of undocumented HIV positive migrants in Russia. I was impressed by the one of the speakers in the opening session and sought him out afterwards. His name is ...
Natasha Sidorenko’s current interviewee is a peer consultant on HIV and tuberculosis from Uzbekistan Oksana Rusnak. She has twice been successfully treated for different types of tuberculosis. Currently she is mobilizing a community of people who are affected with tuberculosis in Uzbekistan.
Tatiana Davletgaliyeva, GF Coordinator in Kazakhstan: the problem lies not in the government, but in the NGOs themselves (video)
Since 2009, the Republic of Kazakhstan has been providing free antiretroviral therapy to all PLWH entirely at the expense of the republican budget. The next stage is HIV prevention and implementation of a social contracting, carried out in coordination with NGOs.
Svetlana Izambaeva was one of the first women living with HIV in Russia who was brave enough to open her face. Now Svetlana supports other people living with HIV.
Andrey, activist, peer consultant: “When I learned that I have HIV and TB, I thought this is the end!”
We continue the series of special interviews by Natasha Sidorenko “Real stories of living with HIV and overcoming TB”.
HIV-positive activist from Russia: “It is important that the doctor says it’s not the end, you still have a chance”
We continue the series of special feature interviews by Natasha Sidorenko "Life stories about living with HIV and overcoming tuberculosis".
Second interview by Natasha Sidorenko from the “Sincere Stories” series.
50-year-old Zebo from the southern Khatlon region of Tajikistan is a former labor migrant. She took a brave step and made a statement at the 22-nd International AIDS Conference-2018 in Amsterdam about her HIV-positive status – the fact she had been silent about a long ...
Already for almost 20 years Olesya Kurkina lives with a diagnosis that was recently considered a disease of the "scums" - drug addicts and alcoholics, and the very abbreviation of which makes many people change their attitude towards the carrier. HIV-positive Olesya helps the people ...
"The old hags occupied all the benches", Dasha points out disapprovingly. Dasha has no reason to be well-disposed to old women - both on funny pictures, and in real life they often spit out a capacious description: "Prostitute" when they see her. That’s what Dasha ...
The expert described the situation in Belarus at the 22nd International Conference on HIV held in Amsterdam from July 23 to July 27.
Svitlana Moroz is a Ukrainian women’s rights activist living with HIV. She is one of the founders of the Union of Women of Ukraine affected by HIV “Positive Women” and since 2013 she has coordinated activities for the Eurasian Women’s Network on AIDS.
Natasha Sidorenko: Doctors call the police when they see the drugs being brought for people in the inpatient hospitals
At the XXII International Conference on HIV/AIDS in Amsterdam, we managed to talk with Natalia Sidorenko, a specialist having a long practical experience in the field of TB services, as well as an expert of the regional group of the PARTNERSHIP program implemented in Eastern ...
Tahmina Khaidarova is the Director of the Tajikistan Network of Women Living with HIV (TNW Plus). Daniil Kashnitskyi, ECUO Program Advisor, took an interview with her.
Yelena Strizhak, a HIV activist from Ukraine, the Chairperson of the Board of the Charitable Organization "Positive Women", conducted a training on women's leadership organized by the "Silver Rose" movement for women from different HIV-service organizations in St. Petersburg. She told about her life and ...
Mikhail Golichenko: The society, recognizing the problem, and the state, doing nothing to solve it, are on the opposite sides of the barricades
Talking about human rights in the context of HIV in Russia
The largest patient organization, the East Europe and Central Asia Union of People Living with HIV (ECUO), celebrates its thirteenth anniversary since the establishment by an initiative group of the HIV activists in EECA.
Professor Hendrik Streeck manages the first German HIV Research Institute at Duisburg-Essen University Clinic.