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Acceptability and feasibility of introducing the HIV rapid oral test in CBVCTs

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Dr Laura Fernàndez - ICO; Agència Salut Pública de Catalunya

Rapid HIV tests can play an important role in HIV prevention activities and expand access to testing in both clinical and nonclinical settings. The objective of the study is to assess the acceptability, feasibility and impact of introducing oral rapid test technologies at the network of...

Tags: NGOs, Health care professionals, Policy makers, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Research, Prevention, Testing and counselling
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EHRN Regional Program on HIV and Harm Reduction for Eastern Europe and Central Asia: first steps, processes and lessons learned

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Eurasian Harm Reduction Network

Eurasian Harm Reduction Network will develop and submit a Concept Note on HIV and harm reduction for the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA)to the Global Fund. This report describes work by EHRN and its partners to complete the regional program concept note, mainly between July and...

Tags: NGOs, Policy makers, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Policy, Advocacy
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Position paper on the overly broad criminalisation of HIV transmission, exposure and / or non-disclosure

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EATG

EATG argues that while the criminal law may be applied to exceptional and extremely rare cases of malicious and deliberate HIV transmission, the criminal law is too blunt and rigid a tool for dealing effectively with public health initiatives, controling the spread of HIV, and deterring harm-...

Tags: Policy makers, NGOs, Western Europe, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Central Europe, Prevention, Social issues, Stigma and discrimination
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Tuberculosis in Latvia

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European Center for Disease Prevention and Control

ECDC and WHO/EUROPE regularly collaborate on tuberculosis (TB) surveillance, prevention and control in the European Union. Based on a request from the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Latvia, they conducted a joint country visit from 22 to 26 October 2012, with the objective of providing a...

Tags: Policy makers, Health care professionals, Eastern Europe, Co-infections
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Attitude of general practitioners towards patients with HIV: sociological understanding of social distance (talking points)

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Natalia Bogachanskaya / Богачанская Наталья

To assess the quality of medical services for HIV-positive patients, a survey among general practitioners was conducted in Moscow in 2010 by the Department of Sociology of Medicine, Economics of Healthcare and Medical Insurance of the Sechenov Medical University. The survey assessed awareness of...

Tags: People living with HIV (PLHIV), Health care professionals, Eastern Europe, Human rights, Stigma and discrimination
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Legislative control of the quality of life of PLHIV in the Russian Federation

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Решетников А.В., Богачанская Н.Н., Павлов С.В.

In this article you can read about development processes related to legal regulation of the rights of people living with HIV in Russia, starting from repressive measures in the 80s, and up to today’s broad registry of rights and social guarantees for these citizens.

Tags: People living with HIV (PLHIV), Eastern Europe, Human rights, Stigma and discrimination
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Research on HIV vaccination readiness in Russia

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Решетников А.В., Хаитов Р.М., Ефименко С.А., Гудима Г.О., Сидорович И.Г., Карамов Э.В., Богачанская Н.Н., Павлов С.В.

In 2011, to assess readiness of the Russian population for a potential HIV prevention vaccine, Scientific Research Institute for Sociology of Medicine, Economics of Healthcare and Medical Insurance conducted a sociological research in Moscow, together with the Russian Institute of Immunology....

Tags: General public, Eastern Europe, Global, Prevention, Research
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Female sex workers and health care: BORDERNETwork IBBS Survey Report

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Tzvetina Arsova Netzelmann; Elfriede Steffan; Liilia Lõhmus; Jury Kalikov; Anda Karnite, Alexander Leffers, Barbora Kucharova, Rayna Dimitrova, Cristina Fierbinteanu

The multi-city cross-sectional survey in 956 female SWs from seven EU countries collected behavioural (85-items interview) and epidemiological (HIV, Syphilis,HCV,HBV)data between March 2011 and February 2012. Participants were recruited in indoor, outdoor and IDU sex works scenes. The findings...

Tags: Policy makers, Sex workers, Health care professionals, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Care and support, Research, Prevention
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Evaluation report: needs and concerns of patients living with Hepatitis C (Latvia)

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Общество "Объединение HIV.LV"

A set of documents: Results of a survey held among people living with Hepatitis C and HIV/HCV co-infection. An overview of focus-group discussions. Evaluation report: needs and concerns of patients living with Hepatitis C and treatment access barriers. Research of legal issues: Parallel imports...

Tags: People living with HIV (PLHIV), Health care professionals, General public, WHO European region, Eastern Europe, Co-infections, Advocacy
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STI and HIV prevention in men who have sex with men in Europe

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ResultsinHealth, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, the Netherlands and Schorer for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

The document offers an updated inventory of STI and HIV trends among MSM in Europe from 1995-2010,a literature review of behavioural and psychosocial STI and HIV prevention interventions among MSM and a review of intervention evaluations. The report recognises that combined prevention...

Tags: , Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Epidemiology, Prevention, Research
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