World Aids Day Marked Nationwide

5 Dec, 2013

World AIDs Day was commemorated in Georgia with an information campaign launched in different cities of the country.  The campaign’s key message was “Getting to zero: zero new infections, zero discrimination, zero AIDs-related deaths.”

The HIV/AIDs working group, made up of dozens of local and international organizations working on AIDs issues, met at the Writers’ House in Tbilisi on 1 December to hold a news conference and discussions.

The working group focused on: access to antiviral treatment, drug consumption and factors contributing to the transmission of the epidemic disease; homosexuals and sex workers; challenges and ways to meet these challenges; and HIV/AIDs and migration.

The event concluded with a showing of “Renewed Match,” a film about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Georgia.

The World Aids Day event was supported by the European Union and the Open Society Georgia Foundation.