On February 9-10, 2017 «New Generation’ Humanitarian NGO’s representative Arman Sahakyan participated in «Capacity building: the role of LGBTI organizations to address HIV and STIs» workshop organized by ILGA-Europe in Brussels, Belgium.
During the 2 days of the workshop the following topics were discussed:
- Concept of Key populations
- HIV pathology, treatment, transmission routes and prevention (new approaches)
- Other STI’s
- LGBTI and HIV activism
- Barriers to LGBTI activism on HIV and STIs and how to overcome them
- Advocacy for promotion of PrEP in countries
One of the most important parts of the meeting were: discussion of PrEP as a new approach for HIV prevention in the world and drafting strategies for the cause.
In the end of the meeting the participants developed cooperation projects’ implementation plans for upcoming years.
NOTE: Pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP is the use of an antiretroviral medication to prevent the acquisition of HIV infection (source: World Health Organization)