Chase the virus, not people!

About the Team

The team of the regional communities networks of Eastern Europe and Central Asia are joining forces during the XXII International AIDS Conference (July 22-27, 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands) in the framework of the campaign “Chase the virus, not people!”.


Aim of the campaign: to draw attention to the problems of key population groups, against the backdrop of the catastrophic situation with the HIV/AIDS epidemic in EECA for comprehensive support of the region by the world community. Increase the priority of actions to overcome the discrimination and stigmatization of vulnerable and communities – as a key condition for an effective response to the HIV epidemic in EECA countries.


Organizers team:
Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (ECOM)
East Europe and Central Asia Union of People Living with HIV (ECUO)
EECA Sex Workers’ Alliance
Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA)
Eurasian Network of People Who Use Drugs (ENPUD)
Eurasian Union of Adolescents and Youth “Teenergizer”
Eurasian Women’s Network on AIDS (EWNA)
Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN)
AFEW International


AIDS2018 topic – Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges

One of 5 objectives is dedicated to EECA region:

Spotlight the state of the epidemic and the HIV response in Eastern Europe and Central Asia with a focus on investments, structural determinants and services.

Besides the campaign actions you can visit and participate in the events of the EECA Networking Zone ActivEast (pavilion 515) in the Global Village.

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