On September 22-23 in Kyiv, representatives of the International Institute for HIV / AIDS and Tuberculosis organized a training "HIV infection. Testing with rapid tests", organized for the military clergy (military chaplains). 19 people took part in the training.
The main purpose of the event was to determine the level of awareness of the military clergy on HIV / AIDS, to improve skills in counseling on HIV and to develop individual skills of spiritual support for HIV-infected servicemen.
Experts were involved in the training who have been working for many years in the field of combating the spread of HIV / AIDS in Ukraine, in particular, Natalia Kozhan, a lecturer at the PL Shupik National University of Health of Ukraine; microbiologist of the laboratory department of the microbiological clinic of laboratory diagnostics of the National Military Medical Clinical Center "Main Military Clinical Hospital" Olga Stas and Archpriest Leontiy Nykytenko.
Participants of theoretical and practical classes discussed the epidemiology of HIV infection; ways of HIV transmission; rights and responsibilities of HIV-infected people; stigma and discrimination, as well as their prevention; spiritual support for HIV-infected servicemen and more