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HIv in Europe conference 2012

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23.03.2012

HIV in Europe is a pan-European initiative initiated in Brussels in 2007. The initiative provides a European platform for exchange and activities to improve early diagnosis and earlier care of HIV across Europe. The initiative is directed by an independent group of experts with representation from civil society, policy makers, health professionals and European public health institutions.

The overall objective of HIV in Europe is to ensure that HIV positive patients enter care earlier in the course of their infection than is currently the case, as well as to study the decrease in the proportion of HIV positive persons presenting late for care.

The Conference marked 5 years of the initiative joining civil society, policy makers, health professionals and European public health institutions to enhance the evidence base around topics related to optimal testing and earlier care of HIV.

 

Some of the most important data presented during the Conference were that on pan-European level newly registered HIV infections occur as late presenters, and that countries of East Europe still have extremely low testing rates. Shocking for all participants were presentations from some countries of East Europe showing that, for instance in Russia, HIV treatment is available for less then 23% of HIV infected people, while still the most sensitive groups are IV drug users and MSM population.

Details on the results of the Conference, including presentations and posters presented can be found on the official web page of the initiative:
http://www.hiveurope.eu/Copenhagen2012Conference/tabid/115/Default.aspx

Nenad Petković from the Q-club was our representative on the Conference, and he held a presentation on employment related HIV/AIDS issues. His presentation was part of the meeting dedicated to member countries of HIV Europe.

 

 

Therapy Problems of People Living with HIV

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21.03.2012

On March 20th a report piece of Aleksandra Gazivoda appeared on TV B92 regarding problems of patients living with HIV and lack of adequate therapy options. Along with the problems of PLHIV population the piece talked about similar problems other patients living with chronic diseases face.

The video report can be seen on our you tube chanal here
 

 

HIv in Europe conference 2012

HIV in EU 2012.jpg
23.03.2012

HIV in Europe is a pan-European initiative initiated in Brussels in 2007. The initiative provides a European platform for exchange and activities to improve early diagnosis and earlier care of HIV across Europe. The initiative is directed by an independent group of experts with representation from civil society, policy makers, health professionals and European public health institutions. The overall objective of HIV in Europe is to ensure that HIV positive patients enter care earlier in the course of their infection than is currently the case, as well as to study the decrease in the proportion of HIV positive persons presenting late for care.

The Conference marked 5 years of the initiative joining civil society, policy makers, health professionals and European public health institutions to enhance the evidence base around topics related to optimal testing and earlier care of HIV.  Some of the most important data presented during the Conference were that on pan-European level newly registered HIV infections occur as late presenters, and that countries of East Europe still have extremely low testing rates.

Shocking for all participants were presentations from some countries of East Europe showing that, for instance in Russia, HIV treatment is available for less then 23% of HIV infected people, while still the most sensitive groups are IV drug users and MSM population.

Details on the results of the Conference, including presentations and posters presented can be found on the official web page of the initiative:
http://www.hiveurope.eu/Copenhagen2012Conference/tabid/115/Default.aspx

Nenad Petković from the Q-club was our representative on the Conference, and he held a presentation on employment related HIV/AIDS issues. His presentation was part of the meeting dedicated to member countries of HIV Europe.

 

Meeting of HIV Comission of Vojvodina in Response to Q-club Initiative

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16.03.2012

In response to the initiative of the Q-club for solving the key problems of people living with HIV in Serbia the HIV Commission of Vojvodina held a meeting along with the members of our Q-Club. The meeting took place in Novi Sad on March 15, and it was an opportunity for us to present our initiative, as well as our accomplishments so far.

The HIV Commission of Vojvodina is comprised of eminent experts, doctors and members of the civil society – generally well informed with the HIV situation in our country. The members of the Commission expressed their concern for the situation in Belgrade – where the majority of HIV patients receive treatment.
Even though the situation in Vojvodina is slightly better on availability of diagnostics and (dis)respect of confidential data, there are still problems to be solved – like availability of new therapy options. Since solving of these problems is within jurisdiction of republic institutions, the HIV Commission will address those institutions with support to our initiative, and invitation for solving those problems.

We are very grateful to the members of the HIV Commission of Vojvodina for their warm welcome, and hope for a very successful cooperation on improving the situation of PLHIV in Serbia.

 

Meeting with the Assembly of Autonomic Province of Vojvodina

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16.03.2012

Representatives of our Q-club have met with Dr Branislava Belic, the president of the Assembly of Autonomic Province of Vojvodina and had a chance to discuss with her about current position of people living in our country.

The invitation for the meeting came following the initiative of the Q-club for solving the problems people living with HIV face in the system of the social welfare.  This was a very important meeting, and the accent was given to the conditions PLHIV in Vojvodina live in, and problems they face.

Along with the warm welcome, Dr Belić has informed us about current initiatives and existing plans related to HIV/AIDS in Vojvodina. We have reached an agreement on future support and cooperation for our organization and our initiative for better healthcare conditions of PLHIV.

It is very commendable that the officials of Vojvodina take the problems related to HIV/AIDS so seriouslz, and that they are ready to support our work and dedication for improving conditions of PLHIV in our coutry.

 
 
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