Russia will launch the campaign «Stop HIV/AIDS»

© RIA Novosti . Eleanor Cernaianu with blood. Archival photoRussia will launch the campaign «Stop HIV/AIDS»© RIA Novosti . Eleanor Black

All-Russian action «Stop HIV/AIDS» will be held throughout the country from 15 to 21 may, the press service of the Ministry of health.

«From 15 to 21 may 2017 will again be held all-Russian action «Stop HIV/AIDS». It is organized by the Foundation for social and cultural initiatives with the support of the Ministry of health, Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Telecom and mass communications of the Russian Federation, Federal Agency for youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh), the Federal service for supervision of consumer rights protection and human welfare (Rospotrebnadzor), Union of rectors of Russia, the leading state universities of Russia and the Russian Orthodox Church. The action is timed to the International day of remembrance of the victims of AIDS», — stated in the message.

The event will be held for the third time. Its main target audience will be young people, including students of professional educational organizations and educational organizations of higher education, and high school students.

The event will start with an open all-Russian student forum «let’s Stop AIDS together» on the basis of the First Moscow state medical University named after Sechenov. The seventeenth of may, the Russian Ministry of education in cooperation with public movement «Volunteer doctors» holds a strategic session «Youth of Russia against AIDS!» for high school students of educational institutions and students of professional educational organizations of the Russian Federation. Sunday, may 21, Kazan will host a sports marathon in support of HIV/AIDS. It is expected that the participation in the marathon will take about 10 000 people. Sports events and races at various distances on this day will also be organized in many universities in Moscow and other Russian cities.

In the period of the campaign in different regions of the country will be other various types of events: volunteer charity work with risk groups, prevention of discrimination against people with HIV support centers palliative care of AIDS patients, as well as round tables, conferences, charity marathons, business games, trainings, competitions, flash mobs.

The Ministry of health of the Russian Federation together with regional Executive authorities in the sphere of health and the CPS organizes the work of mobile clinics in a free voluntary and anonymous testing for HIV.

Earlier, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed the state strategy for combating the spread of HIV in Russia for the period up to 2020 and beyond. Implementation of the strategy must allow by 2020 to reduce new HIV infections, increase coverage of population with medical examination on HIV-infection and antiretroviral therapy, to reduce the frequency of complications and death associated with HIV infection diseases (tuberculosis, hepatitis B and C infections) and AIDS.

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