Improving the systems of social support for women living with HIV

Project target: to improve patients’ adherence to surveillance and treatment in regional AIDS centers in 12 regions of the Russian Federation.   Funded by: Bristol-Myers…
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Project target: to improve patients’ adherence to surveillance and treatment in regional AIDS centers in 12 regions of the Russian Federation.
 
Funded by: Bristol-Myers Squibb.
 
Time period of the project’s implementation: August 25 – December 15, 2015.
 
Events:
 
1. Organize and conduct one-day training sessions for patients and peer counselors from nine regions of the Russian Federation during the timeframe of 25.08.2015 to 15.12.2015.
 
2. Develop a program and organize a two-day internship to Ekaterinburg for peer counselors from the Russian regions in November 2015. The program will include familiarization with at least three organizations that work in the sphere of HIV/AIDS.
 
3. Organize and conduct two webinars on the ‘School of Patients’ principle at some point during the period of 25.08.2015 – 15.12.2015.
 
Possible topics:
 
Analysis of the reasons for drop in ARVT. Partnership with doctors and their influence on forming adherence.
Discordant couples. The importance of joint surveillance in AIDS Centers. IVF.
Pregnancy planning, HIV, and coinfection of HIV and Hepatitis B.
 
Additionally, a survey will be distributed to the regions that are taking part in the project.
 
Anticipated outcomes of the program:
 
– at least 135 specialists and clients from nine regions of the RF trained at the one-day training;
 
– at least four specialists from two regions of the RF participated in the internship to Ekaterinburg;
 
– at least 40 specialists and activists from the ranks of women living with HIV trained via webinar.
 

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