The latest report on HIV by ECDC

ECDC has released its latest report on HIV issues in EU and EEA – “The Status of the HIV Response in the European Union / European Economic Area, 2016”, emphasizing increasing number of HIV infected among heterosexual people.

Some of key messages are – HIV is still a significant public health problem in the EU/EEA and coverage and uptake of prevention interventions is insufficient to reduce the number of new HIV infections.

You can read the report in English here.

Third interactive lecture within the campaign #reizigadā

On December 8, 2016 already third interactive lecture – “How HIV refers to me?” – was held within campaign #reizigadā. This time it took place in the capital of Latvia – Riga, in University of Latvia.

As usually, lecture was hosted by dr. Inga Januskevica, infectologist at Latvian Centre of Infectious Diseases and actor of stand up comedies – Rudolfs Kugrens.

The aim of the campaign is to inform society about the alarming HIV prevalence rates in Latvia emphasizing that HIV can affect all regardless of the age, gender or social status, to promote willingness to make HIV test once in a year, as well as to reduce the stigma of HIV patients as an elements of particular social group.

European HIV testing week is here! Come and get tested once in a year!

During the European HIV testing week from November 22 – 30, Baltic HIV Association in Riga organizes extra free HIV tests at Checkpoint, Riga, Stabu street 19/2.

This is the 4th European HIV testing week when more than 470 organizations from more than 53 European countries invites people to check their HIV status. This is already 3rd time when HIV testing week’s activities take place also in Latvia.

We are looking forward to see you at Checkpooint, from 22 – 30 November, each working day from 6 – 8 p.m.