Name of the activity: Russia against HIV/AIDS campaign

Country/NMO: Russian Federation (HCCM)

Program: HIV/AIDS & Other STIs

 

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Campaign

 

General description:

According to UNAIDS, Russia has one of the fastest growing HIV/AIDS epidemics in the world. HCCM-Russia is trying to change this awful trend. Two years ago we started global all-Russian project against HIV/AIDS and in 2017/18 we decided to work globally combining all the existing campaigns of HCCM Russia.

Focus area:

Prevention of all STIs or are specific STIs, STI testing, Removing stigmatization and empowering people living with HIV, Raising awareness among the general public about STIs, STI education or training for future health-care professions, Ensuring access to treatment for people living with HIV or other STIs, STIs and HIV/AIDS political advocacy

Problem statement:

According to UNAIDS, Russia has one of the fastest growing HIV/AIDS epidemics in the world. HCCM-Russia is trying to change this awful trend. Two years ago we started global all-Russian project against HIV/AIDS and in 2017/18 we decided to work globally combining all the existing campaigns of HCCM Russia.

Target groups and beneficiaries:

healthcare professionals, politicians, the affected population, and the general public

Objectives and indicators of success:

Mentions in media, political attention, awareness level about HIV/AIDS

Methodology:

– SPORTS projects against HIV Stigma and Discrimination,
– Conferences on both the medical and social aspects of HIV infection,
– Distribution of information through different activities,
– Express testing for HIV,
– Interactive lectures in schools and universities,
– Flashmobs to attract people’s attention,
– Public speeches in front of decision-makers.

Plans for evaluation:

Calculating the number of media mentions, quizes for participants, etc.