When I was 14 years old I watched the movie Philadelphia, where the challenges HIV infected person struggled with were revealed and how much stereotypes mean. At that time I wrote my first paper about this disease. Later on during my studies at SPBGU in the sociology department I wrote my final coursework on discrimination against HIV positive people. I became a volunteer for the Red Cross and friend of people who live with HIV. In 2013 I befriended E.V.A.’s team.
“For me, E.V.A. is a group of specialists who are not here by chance. These are people who consciously work to improve the lives of women affected by the epidemic of HIV, who help the government, organizations, specialists working in this sphere, and people with HIV themselves.
I love my friends, yachting, snowboarding, traveling, and cats.