Association antiHIV, Infoshare Center
Association "antiHIV" was founded in September 1997 to provide individuals and organizations in Moldova with the tools they need to fight HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and human rights violations in the health system. The activities of Association "antiHIV" can be broken down into three stages: the collection of information (through original research and from secondary sources), the processing of this information (through translations and placement in the library system), and through the distribution of information to individuals and organizations.
Association "antiHIV" collects information from international sources on a wide range of HIV/AIDS related topics including:
- Issues concerning human rights in the health care system
- HIV/AIDS treatment issues, the latest drugs or other treatment methods that are available
- Information for health professionals on topics such as counseling and communication
- Social issues related to HIV/AIDS
- Issues concerning organizational development and management
- International organizations working in the field of HIV/AIDS and Human Rights
The current project of Association "antiHIV" is to establish an "Infoshare Centre" with the following objectives:
For more information about the proposed Infoshare Centre or Association "antiHIV", contact Ruslan David at the address above.
- Raise awareness among the general population of medical issues especially in the field of hygiene and prevention of disease (such as AIDS, STD and drug addiction) by means of competent and correct information.
- Establish a library and database of the best teaching practices with regard to HIV/AIDS infection and prevention.
- Create an information sharing network among specialists from medical and educational institutions and NGOs which work on these issues.
- Develop health education curriculum and strategies for schools.
- Conduct periodic sociological studies to assess public understanding of health issues.
- Publish a monthly bulletin which would report on "best practicies" in health education.
Last updated: May 1998
A print version of much of the information contained in this NIS Third Sector Organizations section can be found in the The Post-Soviet Handbook (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1999).