Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Ukrainians are urged to abandon childish behavior

Всеукраинская Сеть ЛЖВ,   29 November, 2018 13:19
Ukrainians are urged to abandon childish behavior | AIDS.UA
Author: 100% Life"
On the eve of the World AIDS Day we cordially invite you to the action "Don’t be a child. Get HIV tested ", which will begin at 10.00 am on November, 30 at the Red Ribbon Memorial (23 Lavrska str, next to the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra). For accreditation and more details please contact: Anastasiya Bondarchuk +380 97 394 4956, a.bondarchuk@prhouse.com.ua, Daria Kovalenko +380 95 419 6798, d.kovalenko@prhouse.com.ua.

During the action all participants will receive baby pacifiers which can be exchanged for a rapid HIV test directly on the venue. In such way the organizers want to encouraged the participants of the event to change the "childish" behavior and start act like adults when in comes to their health and HIV status awareness.

Today, every second HIV-infected Ukrainian is unaware of his/her status. More than 50% of HIV patients over the age of 15 are identified for the first time in the 3rd and 4th clinical stages of HIV infection when the health condition is already unsatisfactory. Timely testing can fix this situation and save lives.

In 2019 more than one million rapid HIV tests will be delivered to Ukraine. From now on you can request this test from your family doctor or visit mobile or in-patient testing sites to get tested. To evaluate the risks of infection and find the nearest testing site you can use the innovative HIV TEST application developed by the CO "100% Life". Another innovation - an oral test for HIV that allows you to detect the presence of a virus with the help of a saliva sample  - is available at the medical center "100% Life" ( 87A Mezhygirska str).

Press briefing participants:

  • Dmitriy Sherembey, Chairman of CO  "100% Life".
  • Marie Jovanovich, US Ambassador to Ukraine.
  • Ezra Barzillay, CDC Director.
  • Roman Hailevich, Head of UNAIDS in Ukraine.
  • Volodymyr Kurpita, Director of the  Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.
  • Mykola Povoroznyk, Fist Deputy  Head of the Kyiv City Council.
  • Olga Rudneva, Director of Olena Pinchuk Foundation.

After the press briefing everyone will be able to get rapid HIV test, make selfies in the photo zone and record individual interviews.

About CO "100% Life":

CO "100% Life" (former the Network of PLWH) is the largest patient organization in Ukraine which mission is to fight for Life. The network works with and for patients, representing the interests of people living with HIV in 25 regions of Ukraine.

Visit website or Facebook page for more details.

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