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Saopštenje - Diskriminacija na osnovu zdravstvenog statusa

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29.08.2014

SAOPŠTENJE ZA JAVNOST

POVERENICA ZA ZAŠTITU RAVNOPRAVNOSTI –

DISKRIMINACIJA U ZDRAVSTVENIM USTANOVAMA NA OSNOVU

ZDRAVSTVENOG STANJA

 

Centar za afirmaciju pozitivnog života Q-klub (Q-Club) obaveštava javnost da je Poverenica za zaštitu ravnopravnosti usvojila dva odvojena mišljenja kojima je utvrđeno da su Institut za mentalno zdravlje iz Beograda i Dom zdravlja Zvezdara iz Beograda prekršili propise o zabrani diskriminacije.

U postupku protiv su Instituta za mentalno zdravlje (koji se nalazi u Palmotićevoj ulici u Beogradu) utvrđeno je da je nepružanjem zdravstvene zaštite koja je podrazumevala bolničko zbrinjavanje pacijenata u Institutu za mentalno zdravlje, nakon pokušaja samoubistva, kao i njegovim upućivanjem u drugu zdravstvenu ustanovu, samo zbog činjenice da je osoba koja živi sa HIV-om, Institut za mentalno zdravlje prekršio propise o zabrani diskriminacije.

U postupku protiv Doma zdravlja Zvezdara utvrđeno je da je upisivanjem HIV statusa pacijenata na terapijsku listu, i to tako što je na margini terapijske liste crvenim flomasterom upisano i podvučeno “HIV infectio!”, Dom zdravlja Zvezdara, takođe, prekršio propise o zabrani diskriminacije.

Poverenica za zaštitu ravnopravnosti je uz mišljenja dala i preporuke zdravstvenim ustanovima koje se odnose na obezbeđivanje edukacije zaposlenima o HIV/AIDS-u, poštovanje anti-diskriminacionih propisa i ravnopravnog postupanja sa pacijentima koji imaju HIV kao i sa onim koji nemaju HIV.

Q-klub, koji je pokrenuo oba postupka, uz saglasnost oštećenih pacijenata, podseća da je u Srbiji je veoma prisutna diskriminacija lica s obzirom na njihovo zdravstveno stanje. Pojava diskriminacije generisana je postojanjem duboko ukorenjenih predrasuda nastalih usled raznih strahova, nedostatka osnovnog znanja i pogrešno usvojenih informacija o načinima prenosa infekcija ili prirode bolesti. Pojavni oblici diskriminacije su brojni i utiču na društveno isključivanje ovih lica, kao na primer: uskraćivanje prava na primarno i sekundarno obrazovanje, gubitak posla i otežano zapošljavanje, odbijanje pružanja osnovne i hitne medicinske nege, medijske kampanje i senzacionalistička medijska otkrića kritičnih događaja sa učešćem lica koja žive sa bolestima, odbacivanje od strane porodice, izolacija u okviru obrazovnih ili zatvorskih i drugih ustanova, vređanje i omalovažavanje, prebijanje i fizičko maltretiranje lica koja žive sa bolestima.

Zbog toga je neophodno raditi na uvećanju svesti o prirodi bolesti, sprečavanju diskriminacije i povećanje tolerancije prema osobama koje žive sa bolestima, te njihovom prihvatanju kao ravnopravnih članova društva.

 

Q-klub

Centar za afirmaciju pozitivnog života 

 

Na ovom linku možete videti mišljenje protiv Instituta za mentalno zdravlje

Na ovom linku možete videti mišljenje protiv Doma zdravlja Zvezdara

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q-Club at new permises

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01.07.2014

Q-Club moved to new premises at Đurićeva 19 in Belgrade. The facilities are designed for the operation of the office and psychosocial support services for people living with HIV. We invite all members and associates to visit us.

Welcome!

 

HIV activists in study visit to Czech Republic

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25.06.2014

HIV/AIDS activists from Serbia took part in a study-visit to the Czech Republic in order to learn about the Czech response to HIV. This study-visit was organised by the UNDP and it took place from 16th to 21st of June 2014.

Within this study-visit, the participants could learn about various programs in Prague and other cities. Of particular interest were the visits to the Infectious Disease Clinic at the Bulovka teaching hospital, which is the leading healthcare institution working with HIV/AIDS since 1986, and the Prague Lighthouse (Dům světla). The Lighthouse was founded in August 1999 with the intention of helping everyone affected by HIV/AIDS – patients as well as their families and friends. They are the largest non-government and not for profit HIV testing centre, but they also provide accommodation and social services to all their beneficiaries. Significant segment of Lighthouse’s activities include fighting stigma and discrimination.

The Czech Republic and Serbia have a very similar epidemiological situation and both countries have had some good and some bad experiences. For example, VCT counselling was cancelled in the Czech Republic, which led to a significant decrease of HIV testing uptake. The non-government sector took over testing with occasional participation of medical experts, and there is insufficient attention given to training counsellors for VCCT. A significant advantage in the Czech Republic was support the government has provided for the work of NGOs. Also HIV education has been systematically implemented within the education system (155,000 children were included in the “Playing to fight AIDS”)

There were 13 participants from Serbia in this study visit. Representing Q-Club was Nikola Latković.

 

 

 

Early diagnosis prevents and stops HIV

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25.06.2014

Nada Micic, president of Q Club gave an interview to INOVIA magazine, which deals with medical and pharmaceutical topics, about the importance of testing and early diagnosis of HIV infection. The entire interview (in Serbian!) can be read by following the link:

 

Intreview Nada Micic_ INOVIA

 

NeLP - Overcoming Obstacles to Testing Meeting

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10.06.2014

Overcoming Obstacles to Testing meeting of the Network of HIV low prevalence countries of Central and South East Europe (NeLP OOTT) took place in Sarajevo from 6th to 8th of June 2014. The meeting was organized by Q-Club on behalf of NeLP and with support of International HIV Partnerships and ViiV Healthcare.

The meeting gathered 15 experts and activists from the field of HIV testing from 14 countries of the NeLP region, Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia and Turkey. The main topic of the meeting were obstacles to HIV testing in the region, as countries in the NeLP region have some of the lowest levels of HIV testing uptake, so identifying those obstacles and taking appropriate action is a burning priority. The activist did just that, but after identifying the most prevalent obstacles, they identified appropriate possible solutions for many of them, and even developed an action plan on what NeLP can do and what NeLP do within 2014. The action planning for 2014 was very strongly linked with European Testing Week 2014 which will this year be from 21st to 28th of November.

The meeting was a start of the OOTT committee of NeLP which will continue to work on overcoming the defined obstacles and define solutions; but the meeting was a start of local task forces which will further work on implementation of those solutions, where applicable, on the local and regional level.


You can see a video presenting the OOTT meeting here.

 

 
 
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