Эстонская сеть ЛЖВ (EHPV) предлагает онлайн-консультации для геев, бисексуальных мужчин, и других мужчин, имеющих секс с мужчинами (МСМ), трансгендерных людей (ТГ), ЛЖВ и их партнеров, чтобы повысить осведомленность о ВИЧ, гепатите C и других венерических заболеваниях, а также о методах их лечения.
It was focused on the impact of migration of LGBT community members from Eastern Europe on the HIV epidemic in the Baltic States. The discussion cover the recent dynamics in HIV and STI epidemics among LGBT community in the Baltic States and in EECA as well as the impact of homophobic legislation on the migration trends amongst gay, other MSM and trans people in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and the neighboring countries.
This year, a total of 70 new cases of HIV were diagnosed in Estonia, it appears from Health Board data.
For the first time in Estonia, in Jõhvi, a unique and, so far, the only Estonian Community Center, created by the Estonian Consortium of Communities Affected by HIV (the Estonian Network of People Living with HIV (EHPV), the Association of the Russian-speaking LGBT People of Estonia (VEK LGBT), and the Estonian Association of People Using Psychotropic Substances LUNEST) in the framework of projects supported by the National Institute for Health Development (TAI) is being opened.
The Center will be officially opened on an Open Doors Day, which will be held in early May.
The main goal of the Community Center is to provide necessary services to representatives of PLWH (people living with HIV), PUD (people who use drugs) and the LGBT communities by the representatives of these communities themselves.
The Center will also be managed by community representatives.
The Estonian Consortium of Communities Affected by HIV hopes that the emergence of such a Center will actually improve the lives of specific people and the overall situation in a society where the level of stigma and discrimination towards PLWH, PUD and the LGBT people remains at a high level.
The activities of the Community Center are based on the fundamental principles of equality and freedom, where the main vectors of activities are the protection of the rights of community representatives, advocacy of their interests and needs, and development of services by community forces with an emphasis on prevention, treatment and support.
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Each year, we commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which opened the way towards diagnosing and curing this disease.
TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious killer. Each day, nearly 4500 people lose their lives to TB and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. Global efforts to combat TB have saved an estimated 54 million lives since the year 2000 and reduced the TB mortality rate by 42%. To accelerate the TB response in countries to reach targets – Heads of State came together and made strong commitments to end TB at the first-ever UN High Level Meeting in September 2018.
It’s time for action! It’s time to End TB.
March 1 – the special day for #Chasethevirusnotpeople campaign team, dedicated to the Zero Discrimination goal. Its support from the campaign and the communities of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) – an opportunity to show the importance and the need for change, to stand up united for justice and equality for everyone.
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