April 18-20, 2018 Moscow hosted the VIth largest Eastern Europe and Central Asia Conference on HIV/AIDS (ЕЕСААС 2018), which gathered about 3,000 delegates from 63 countries. Among them were the partners of the regional project ‘Fast-track TB/HIV responses for key populations in EECA cities’ – the Association “Youth for the Right to Live” Balti (Moldova), AFEW International (Netherlands) and The Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (Estonia).
The main objective of the Conference – intensifying efforts to end the HIV epidemic by 2030 and the need for a significant increase in efforts to ensure universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support programs.
During the Conference were discussed many unique events in a special format on topical issues, including: innovative approaches prevention, diagnosis and treatment of HIV and opportunistic and associated infections; strengthening the links between science and practice; the development of regional health systems; a new generation without HIV / AIDS; sports fighting HIV / AIDS; migration and HIV, the role of cooperation, interaction and coordination in the fight against HIV / AIDS; the economic aspects fighting HIV.
A separate session on the regional project ‘Fast-track TB/HIV responses for key populations in EECA cities’ was held during the conference. At this session, the representative of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria spoke about the participation of the Global Fund in implementing this project. There were also presented the achievements of the city-participants of the project, the effectiveness of the project from the point of view of the regional network, as well as from the perspective of regional NGOs involved.