I have been living with HIV for 15 years. I am one of those who chose the “wrong” guy.
Posts Tagged: HIV
Since my first day at the Istanbul Regional Hub, many people have been struck that I came all the way from Canada for an internship. What was a Canadian student like me going to pull from an experience in Istanbul? What people do not perhaps realize from a first glance is that this opportunity did… Read more »
For over five years, I have been working for access to essential medicines. I have always been amazed to see how it is the poor countries that often must pay the most when it comes to keep their citizens healthy. Consider antiretrovirals – these live-saving medications are crucial for keeping HIV a chronic and treatable… Read more »
I have lived and worked in Eastern Europe and Central Asia for most of my professional life. As a human rights lawyer, I am always happy to observe when adequate legal solutions are found, paving the road to progress and development in our region. It is equally difficult for me to see the process in… Read more »
Early last month, I was honoured to have the opportunity to represent Bosnia and Herzegovina at Observatory Venice Summer School 2014, a six-day networking and educational event. Thanks to the financial assistance of UNDP in Europe and Central Asia‘s HIV, Health and Development team, I was able to meet with more than 40 specialists from the global health… Read more »
Climate change is everyone’s problem – and we are stepping up. UNDP is fully committed to reducing the carbon footprint of all programmes. When it comes to HIV, health and development - we’re working to deliver the vital services that millions count on - while at the same time minimizing their environmental impacts.
In many ways Sherzhod is the face of Uzbekistan’s younger generation. He is a tech-savvy 22-year-old with big plans for the future, ideally with a career in medicine. Like many of his peers in Uzbekistan, he wants to get married and start a family, but for now his goal is to pursue his career and… Read more »
Is there a way to engage youth in preventing HIV and AIDS? That was the first question I asked myself when I learned about the Young Football Volunteers project. Ukraine has one of the fastest growing HIV epidemics in Europe, There are approximately 300,000 HIV positive Ukrainians aged 15 to 49, which accounts for 0.66… Read more »
I had the privilege of talking to Anna Kryukova after a training in Kyiv, Ukraine organized by UNDP and its partners (ITPC-ru, AGORA and ECUO) on legal awareness for people living with and affected by HIV. The meeting was part of a regional project on HIV, rights and universal access in Eastern Europe, supported by… Read more »
Last week I moderated a panel at the Right to Health is the Right to Life conference in Brussels. The speakers on my panel were there to talk about a disease affecting our region and placing millions of people at risk. Despite our efforts, and despite significant resources, research and awareness raising, it is growing…. Read more »