Center for affirmation of positive living, Q-Club, in cooperation with the Student's Parilament of the Pharmaceutical faculty invites you to a public lecture on the occasion of the Candle Light Memorial Day. The Public Lecture will take place on 18th of May 2015, from 12 to 14h, in the amphitheater of the Pharmaceutical faculty in Belgrade.
The panel in the public lecture will discuss what it used to be like to live with HIV in Serbia and what is it like now, about progress of development of medicines, and about importance of HIV testing. The public lecture will be followed by a performance of laying flowers as a sign of respect of people who lost their lives to AIDS.
To mark the International Candle Light Memorial Day, this year under the slogan „Supporting the future“ Q-Club will together with Association Duga organise night time rapid HIV testing, on Saturday, 16th of May, from 21h up to midnight in Downtown Belgrade.
Everyone who wishes to get tested will also receive pre, and post testing counseling, educational materials, condoms and lubricants. For more details and scheduling a test, please call 063/510-754 or 064/25-29-181
The first International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, took place in San Francisco in 1983. It is now an annual event which takes place every third Sunday in May and is led by a coalition of some 1,200 community organizations in 115 countries and coordinated by the Global Network of People living with HIV - GNP +.
The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is much more than just a memorial. The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial serves as a community mobilization campaign to raise social consciousness about HIV and AIDS. With 33 million people living with HIV today, the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial serves as an important intervention for global solidarity, breaking down barriers of stigma and discrimination, and giving hope to new generations.
The Evaluation report on European HIV Testing Week 2014 has been published. It includes a full evaluation on activities implemented all across Europe. The report was prepared by HIV in Europe, who is the motivator behind this pan-European initiative.
The report includes data on participating organisations, data on testing uptake, target groups outreached and tested, media coverage of the ETW. The report also includes examples of ‘best practices’ from the European Testing Week, and among these ‘best practices’ is the successful action implemented by Q-Club in cooperation with Association Duga, Belgrade institute for public health and Institute for public health of Serbia„Dr Milan Jovanović Batut“, but also the successful regional action implemented by NeLP (Network of low HIV prevalence countries in Central and South East Europe).
You can see the full testing week 2014 evaluation report here.
Commissioner for Equality gave a Set of recommended measurements for achieving equality, intended for the Ministry of Health of Republic of Serbia. These recommended measures encompasses all healthcare institutions under jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health and are about the procedure of inscribing patients’ HIV status on healthcare documents in these institutions.
This set of recommended measures is a result of researches and documented cases of discriminations where the HIV status of the patient was additionally, but irregularly, stressed and overmarked on healthcare documents. This contributes to stigmatisation of PLHIV, who are already ostracised and marginalised by the society.
You can read the set of recommendations in Serbian here