On occasion of the World HIV/AIDS Day the Q-Club has organized an educational workshop for the students of the eight grade of the primary school “Dositej Obradovic” in Belgrade. The subjects of the workshop were sexually transmitted diseases and ways of prevention, commitment to own health, and relationships with people living with HIV.
The workshop was lead by Bratislav Prokic, experienced activist and trainer on reproductive health, and healthy lifestyles. The students were very interested for subjects relating to people living with HIV. Their questions demonstrated the right capacity for understanding this subject, but also that beyond a doubt there are not enough trainings of this sort to reach all the students of primary and secondary schools.
As part of the advocacy efforts for improving the social position of people living with HIV, the Q-club was lately intensively present in the media. The main goal of our media activities this year is improving HIV treatment conditions mostly by bettering availability of tests for monitoring HIV infection and inclusion of new antiretroviral drugs, but also for raising awareness of people living with HIV. We are grateful to all the journalists and media who supported our work and to all the volunteers and activists who took part. We recommend the following:
B92-Uvećanje – In this show the prominent health journalist, Aleksandra Gazivoda presents the story of problems in HIV infection treatment
Blic (Nov. 17, 2011) – Story of a women living with HIV from Belgrade – a story that defies stigma and shines a new light on life with HIV, http://www.blic.rs/Vesti/Drustvo/290037/Ispovest-Beogradjanke-zarazene-virusom-HIV-Zivot-u-lazi-je-gori-od-bolesti
Blic (Dec. 1, 2011) – Story of a young man living with HIV and successfully faces all his life challenges. http://www.blic.rs/Vesti/Drustvo/292950/HIV-pozitivni-tesko-zive-u-Srbiji
RTS – Uviđај (Dec. 3, 2011) – a great episode on life with HIV seen trough stories of two people and talk with doctors and Q-club activists. http://www.rts.rs/page/tv/ci/story/17/%D0%A0%D0%A2%D0%A1+1/1002114/%D0%A3%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%92%D0%B0%D1%98.html
B92 (Dec. 1, 2011) – Serbia must be more active against AIDS – a comprehensive article about HIV/AIDS in Serbia and problems people living with HIV face.
SOS-Impuls zdravlja (Dec. 1, 2011) – Distinct show of the prominent journalist Backo Gregoric, who devotes his first December show to the World AIDS Day every year. This year his guests were: Dragan Delic - chief of medicine for the Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Jovan Ranin infectologist, Danijela Simic – chief of the National office for HIV/AIDS, Gordana Dragovic – chairman of the EACS conference in Belgrade, Katarina Mitic – chief of the Serbian Office of Global Fund, and Nenad Petkovic – executive manager of the Q-club
A Science Gathering dedicated to HIV/AIDS, organized by the Interdepartmental AIDS committee and the Association for fighting AIDS of Jazas, in the Serbian Academy of Science and Art (SANU), on December 2, 2011. The topic of the meeting was the thirteenth European AIDS conference held in Belgrade in October. Lecturers from Serbia who had lectures during the conference had the honor and pleasure to present their lectures to the Serbian scientific society.
The meeting was presided by academics Veselinka Šušić and Miodrag Čolić, and the following lectures were presented to the participants:
From viremia to full health – Đorđe Jevtović
HIV and HCV/HBV co-infections – Jovan Ranin
New classes of antiretroviral medicines and advantages – Gordana Dragović
HIV infections: news in virology and immunology – Maja Stanojević
Modern estimet of the spread of the HIV epidemics in Europe – Danijela Simić
Significance of HIV testing as a responce to the HIV epidemics in Vojvodina – Predrag Đurić
HIV and human rights – Nenad Petković
Naučni skup: Odjeci 13-ste Evropske HIV/AIDS konferencije
On the occasion of the World AIDS Day HIV/AIDS, experts and activists of Serbia gathered for a panel in the Dom Omladine center in Belgrade to discuss current issues on the field of HIV prevention in Serbia. Panel was organized by Predrag Azdejkovic, activist for LGBT rights.
Dr Dragan Ilic stressed his concern for the center for the voluntary and confidential counseling and testing on the Student Health Center since it faces significant problems, maybe even closing. Momcilo Janjic from the Youth of Jazas spoke about the financing issues the Global Fund faces, while Aleksandar Skundric spoke about the work of the drop-in organization SPY. Bratislav Prokic from the Q-Club talked about importance of responsibility of all the stakeholders of the fight against HIV and stressed the role of ARV therapy in prevention.
We invite all members and interested parties to attend the annual General assembly meeting of the Association of Citizens Q-Club.
The session of Assembly will held on 17 12 2011 starting at 18h in the premises of the Association of Citizens "Q-Club" in Belgrade, Šafarikova 6, with the following agenda:
1. Selection of Chairperson and recording secretary;
2. Submission and approval of the annual report on the work of the Board;
3. Presentation of five-year report on the results and achievements;
4. Tasks and objectives of the Association of Citizens "Q-Club" in 2012;
All interested are invited to confirm their presence three days earlier due to space limitations.
Contact: Nenad Petkovic