Public lecture ”HIV is not Visible”
Public lecture ”HIV is not Visible”, marking the World AIDS Day – December 1st, will be organized by the Center for promoting positive living, Q-Club, with support of amfAR and in partnership with the Student Parliament of the School of Medicine of the Belgrade University, and other student organizations as well as civil society organizations.
The lecture will take place on Monday, December 2 in the large hall of the Dean’s office of the School of Medicines in Belgrade
Dr Subotica str, No. 8, Belgrade.
Speakers in this lecture will be Ms. Nada Micic, president of the Center for promotion of positive living, Dr Biljana Begovic-Vuksanovic, head of the HIV/AIDS center of the Center for Public Health of Belgrade, Ms. Jelena Zulevic, psychologist and psychotherapist, Mr. Predrag Azdeljkovic, editor of the Optimist magazine and Mr. Rade Kuzmanovic, activist of the Q-Club.
Moderating this lecture will be Mr. Bratislav Prokic.
As a result of fear and lack of knowledge in the general population, but also among medical experts a lot of stigma and discrimination is attached to people living with HIV, as well as gay men, men having sex with men and transgender people, who are particularly vulnerable to HIV. Discrimination can be found in all fields, social welfare, education, employment and the healthcare system.
Mobile and creative services, adapted to the needs of this group, and sensitized medical experts are necessary for an effective response to the HIV pandemic. Educating medical students sets a good foundation for it.