From September 26 – 27, 2016 Chairman of the Board of NGO “Baltic HIV Association” Inga Upmace together with several other representatives from Latvia took part in the meeting of experts of European project HERMETIC in Paris.
Participants were introduced with the work done by French and Belgian groups during the project implementation, as well as discussed process and implemention period of planned study in Latvia in 2017.
NGO ,,Baltic HIV Association” and NGO ,,Dia + Logs” are both involved in the HERMETIC project which in Latvia is led by Riga Stradins University. The main task of it is HIV/AIDS mathematical modeling which will be based on triangulation (comparison of different sources of data for further projection of new HIV cases). Both NGOs’ in their target groups will introduce with the innovative rapid test methods and will analyze historical data thus using the results to achieve the main aim of the project.
NGO “Baltic HIV Association” will provide study among men who have sex with men.