Andrey Rylkov Foundation
for Health and Social Justice

Posts with tag «open-letter» 

May 8th, 2014

....although people say that UNAIDS obviously used the same text to respond to at least 3 letters expressing concerns related to UNAIDS’s engagement and support for the EECAAC...........

July 12th, 2012

"I dreamed of coming to Washington to speak at AIDS 2012. I had a message to deliver to those who have the financial and political means to turn the tide of the epidemic. I wanted to speak up because Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA)—the region where I live—is the only region in the world where HIV rates continue to rise while available resources for HIV prevention continue to shrink. Yet it’s not just an issue of funding or lack thereof. There is another reason—for millions of us, repressive drug policies and the stigma associated with drug use stand in the way of accessing HIV treatment and prevention. Russia’s drug users, second-class citizens in their own country, are denied basic human rights—the right to health and the right to life. The fact that Russia’s new national drug strategy through the year 2020 mentions HIV only once, while making no mention of human rights at all, is a case in point."

April 24th, 2011

We, the undersigned, represent affected communities, activists, practitioners and non-governmental organisations working in the field of HIV/AIDS. Although all UN Member States have committed to reaching the Millennium Development Goal 6 “Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases”, Ukraine and Russia remain among a few countries worldwide where AIDS epidemics are on the rise (UNAIDS 2010). Your forthcoming visit to Ukraine and the Russian Federation presents an important opportunity to draw the attention of the governments of these countries to their inadequate response to the fast growing HIV epidemics largely concentrated among injecting drug users.