UNOPA Federation implements, for a period of 12 months, the project “Improving the quality of life of people living with HIV in the COVID-19 pandemic” which comes to the aid of PLHIV affected by the Sars-Cov-2 pandemic.
The project is supported by a grant from Gilead Sciences Europe Ltd, with a budget of 68000 RON.
The objectives of the project are as follows:
1. Increasing access to counselling, diagnostics, treatment services for 250 PLHIV in the next 12 months
2. Increasing access to information on HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 in the online space for PLHIV
The activities of the project consist of:
- Peer support for PLHIV:
A service where people living with HIV/AIDS can talk directly with other volunteer patients to share information and validate their emotions, feelings so that they learn to manage different aspects that may arise in a patient’s life. Being able to talk to other patients in the same situation is a real help in overcoming social barriers regarding infection, eliminating unjustified fears and creating abilities to adapt and readjust to infection, as well as strengthening self-confidence and self-esteem.
- Webinars live on Facebook:
Discussions and presentations held by infectious-disease doctors on various topics of interest to people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as professionals active in the field of HIV/AIDS. There will be included topicsabout the vaccine that provides immunity and prevents infection with Sars-Cov-2. Webinars offer the advantage of anonymous accessibility, both from the general population, professionals in HIV/AIDS-related fields, and people living with HIV/AIDS. At the same time, the video remains saved on social media, so it can become a constant resource that can be tracked later on the UNOPA Facebook page.
In order to access the services financed in this project, you can contact us at the following telephone numbers – 0735 853 569 / 0733 394 223 and on the UNOPA Federation’s Facebook page.
The project is supported by a grant from Gilead Sciences Europe Ltd
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