Knowledge saves lives: training for servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine took place in Volodymyr-Volynskyi

On July 16 in Volodymyr-Volynskyi with the participation of servicemen of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was held a training "HIV/AIDS, rights and responsibilities of HIV-infected people, stigma and discrimination", organized and conducted with the assistance of the International Institute of HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis ”together with the Department of Civil-Military Cooperation of the Land Forces Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The main purpose of the event was to increase the level of knowledge of servicemen on HIV / AIDS and reduce the risk of spreading the disease among military personnel.

Experts who have been working for many years in the field of combating the spread of HIV / AIDS in Ukraine, including Natalia Kozhan, a lecturer at the PL Shupik National University of Health of Ukraine, and Serhiy Dmytriyev, a military chaplain, were involved in the training.

The issues of the HIV / AIDS epidemic situation in Ukraine and among servicemen were considered during the classes; ways of HIV / AIDS transmission; rights and responsibilities of HIV-infected people; stigma and discrimination, as well as their prevention; spiritual support for HIV-infected servicemen and more.

For reference: the event was implemented within the PEPFAR project "HIV / AIDS Prevention in the Armed Forces of Ukraine: testing and counseling, reducing the risk of infection on the battlefield."

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