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FEATURED UPCOMING EVENTS

 

7 June 2005 – LUNCH BRIEFING: “ECONOMIC IMPACT OF HIV/AIDS IN RUSSIA”  (Washington, D.C.)

Transatlantic Partners Against AIDS (TPAA) and the U.S.-Russia Business Council (USRBC) are pleased to announce a roundtable meeting for business leaders on the economic impact of HIV/AIDS in Russia. This roundtable will focus on the workplace relevance of HIV/AIDS and ways that Russian and multinational companies can respond to the crisis through innovative employee education programs and community partnerships.  Opportunities for public-private partnership with the Russian government and civil society will also be explored.  NOTE: To register, contact Jeff Barnett at barnett@usrbc.org or via telephone at +1 (202) 739-9187.

 

8 June 2005 – PUBLIC PANEL: “AIDS & THE MEDIA – NEW REPONSES IN RUSSIA AND INDIA” (featuring special guest Richard Gere; New York City, U.S.A.)

TPAA, the Asia Society, Healing the Divide, the Heroes Project, and the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) are pleased to announce a public discussion on the important role of the media in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Russia and India.  Featured speakers will include: Richard Gere (Co-Chairman; Heroes Project); Alexander Rodnyanskiy (President, CTC Media); Drew Altman (President and CEO, KFF); Sree Sreenivasan (Correspondent, WABC-TV); and John Tedstrom (President and CEO, TPAA). For more information and tickets, contact the Asia Society Box Office at +1 (212)-517-2742 or email BoxOffice@AsiaSociety.org. 

 

15 June 2005 – ACCESS TO HIV TREATMENT: A TECHNICAL BRIEFING FOR UKRAINE’S PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSION ON HIV/AIDS, TB AND DRUG ABUSE (Kyiv, Ukraine)

TPAA is co-organizing the first technical briefing on HIV/AIDS for members and staff of the Verkhovna Rada’s Special Temporary Commission on HIV/AIDS, TB and Drug Abuse. During the briefing, leading national and international HIV/AIDS experts will inform members of Parliament about recent epidemiological trends, key challenges facing Ukraine in expanding access to HIV treatment, and existing gaps in legislation on treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Government officials will outline their vision for the recently-established National Coordination Council’s role in widening access to treatment and care for HIV-positive Ukrainians.  For more information, contact Victoria Lyubarevich at +38 (044) 246-8145 or vlyubarevich@tpaa.net.

 

29 June 2005 – JOURNALIST TRAINING ON HIV/AIDS REPORTING (Krasnoyarsk, Russia)

In partnership with the Krasnoyarsk AIDS Center and the Kaiser Family Foundation, TPAA will bring together a group of 15 journalists from Krasnoyarsk to discuss the region’s HIV/AIDS epidemic and key issues related to prevention and treatment. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a round-table discussion with regional parliamentarians, business leaders, media representatives, and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). A separate session will address specifically ways that journalists can help fight HIV/AIDS through effective reporting.  For more information, please contact Olga Knorre at oknorre@tpaa.net or +7 (095) 510.5373.

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

 

Web BugPOLICY HANDBOOK

“HIV/AIDS, Law and Human Rights: A Handbook for Russian Legislators” (May 2005)

(developed and published collaboratively by TPAA and UNAIDS in the Russian Federation)

 

This Handbook provides legislators and other interested parties with policy analysis in order to strengthen the legislative response to HIV/AIDS in Russia.  The purpose of the publication is to support the development and implementation of effective legislation that helps to prevent the spread of HIV, support people living with HIV/AIDS, and ensure the human rights of. PLWHA and members of vulnerable groups.

 

  Download (pdf) in English       Download (pdf) in Russian

 

 

Web BugPOLICY BRIEF

“Strengthening Ukraine's Response to HIV/AIDS. Eliminating Gaps Between Legislation and Implementation” (April 2005)

 

This Policy Brief argues that access to treatment and care in Ukraine remains limited, prevention programs are in short supply, and government actions to date have proved unable to slow the rate of new HIV infections. It cites specific examples where Ukraine's HIV/AIDS-related legislation has not been properly implemented by state structures and local authorities, and provides clear recommendations for how the new Government of President Victor Yushchenko can change course and help stem the spread of this epidemic.

 

Download (pdf) in English         Download (pdf) in Ukrainian

 

 

Web BugPOLICY REPORT

“Abandoned Children Born to HIV-positive Women: Analysis of the Situation in Russia” (March 2005)

 

This Report provides information on issues related to HIV transmission from mother to child and abandonment of children born by HIV infected women in the Russian Federation. The Report identifies reasons for such abandonment and offers policy recommendations to reduce the number of “AIDS orphans” in Russia. The publication also examines the social consequences of child abandonment and defines measures necessary to improve living conditions for children born to HIV-positive women.

 

Download (pdf) in English         Download (pdf) in Russian

 

 

Web BugPOLICY BRIEF

“HIV/AIDS as a Business Issue in the Russian Federation” (February 2005)

 

This Policy Brief provides a general overview of HIV/AIDS epidemic in Russia and analyzes its economic impact and workplace relevance. The publication includes the results of an independent survey of over 140 human resource managers carried out by TPAA to assess awareness levels and attitudes about HIV/AIDS from across the Russian Federation. The Policy Brief also presents several best practice examples of corporate responses to HIV/AIDS in Russia and provides specific recommendations on introducing comprehensive workplace prevention strategies.

 

Download (pdf) in English         Download (pdf) in Russian

 

 

RECENT NEWS

 

19 May 2005 – StopSPID (StopAIDS) Campaign Ads Receive Silver and Bronze Prize at Art Directors Club Russia Awards

 

28 April 2005 – NEW GOVERNMENT IN A POSITION TO STRENGTHEN UKRAINE 'S STRATEGIC RESPONSE TO HIV/AIDS

 

22 April 2005 – StopSPID (StopAIDS) CAMPAIGN PUTS A FACE ON RUSSIA’S HIV/AIDS EPIDEMIC

 

22 April 2005 – GLOBAL AIDS MEMORIAL QUILT EXHIBIT OPENS IN MOSCOW

 

19 April 2005 – JOURNALISM AWARDS GIVEN TO ASSIST HIV/AIDS REPORTING IN RUSSIA AND UKRAINE

 

5 April 2005 – POLICY ROUNDTABLE REVIEWS LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK FOR WORKPLACE NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICIES

 

 

ABOUT TPAA

 

Transatlantic Partners Against AIDS (TPAA) is an international non-governmental organization that fights HIV/AIDS in Russia, Ukraine and neighboring countries by raising awareness and political will, providing high-quality policy research and analysis of HIV/AIDS issues, and supporting policymakers, business executives, and media leaders in their efforts to be effective in the fight against HIV/AIDS.  For more information, visit TPAA online at www.tpaa.net or www.tpaa.ru.

 

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