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Webinar Series by EVA Association and OHI

EVA Association and the Open Health Institute (OHI) held a webinar series for women living with HIV or affected by HIV infection.   From June…

EVA Association and the Open Health Institute (OHI) held a webinar series for women living with HIV or affected by HIV infection.

 

From June 28th through July 26th, EVA Association and the Open Health Institute conducted a series of webinars. Those who participated in the webinars were women living with HIV or affected by HIV as well as specialists from public health institutes and nonprofit organizations.

 

The webinars were organized for the project Nonprofits Working with Vulnerable Groups, which is supported by the fund as part of the program to expand access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care services for key groups.

 

The webinar entitled ‘Reproductive Health and HIV/viral hepatitis coinfection’ discussed the following:

 

– How women with HIV and hepatitis can give birth to healthy children;

 

– How partners without HIV in discordant couples can avoid infection;

 

– How chronic hepatitis impacts HIV infection;

 

– The revolutions in hepatitis C treatment over the course of the last year.

 

The webinar was led by MD PhD candidate and infectious disease doctor of the Tatarstan Republic Ministry of Health’s Republican Center for the Prevention of and Fight Against AIDS and infectious diseases Ekaterina Stepanova.

 

 

The webinar entitled ‘What to do if you have been subject to domestic violence: Recommendations from an Expert’ touched on the following:

 

— Assistance for women subject to domestic violence;

 

— The laws that protect victims of domestic violence in the RF;

 

— The articles of the Russian criminal code on deliberate HIV infection as a means of pressure and how to protect yourself.

 

The webinar was led by Mari Davtyan, lawyer, member of the working group on the development of a federal law on the prevention of domestic violence.

 

 

The webinar ‘Women and Tuberculosis: Contraception, Pregnancy, HIV’ addressed the following:

 

— Contraception during tuberculosis treatment: which methods are preferable
— Pregnancy during or following tuberculosis treatment

 

— Drug dependent patients: difficulties in tuberculosis treatment, support options

 

— Medical prevention of tuberculosis among women living with HIV.

 

The webinar was led by Natalia Sidorenko, Coordinator of the Partners in Health patient-oriented program in Tomsk and Aleksandra Soloviova, tuberculosis doctor and Manager of the Partners in Health patient-oriented and educational program in Tomsk.

 


The webinars for women living with HIV or affected by HIV infection as well as for specialists from medical institutions and nonprofit organizations will continue. Check for announcements on our website or in the listserv!

 

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