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Kyiv Has Celebrated the Independence Day with Testing for HIV

On August 24 capital officials, journalists and volunteers agitated Kyiv residents and guests of the capital to pass a free rapid test for HIV/AIDS.
The mobile complex on testing worked at a festive “Pechersk vernissagе” which has settled down from the Arsenalnaya metro station to Salut hotel.

"In cooperation with our partners we have developed a mobile complex on testing for HIV in which it is possible to learn free of charge and quickly the status. Unfortunately, the HIV epidemic question which storms in Ukraine many years only rises on December 1. Someone will have an opportunity to learn the status, and each person has it. The main question - positive or negative. With this action we also draw attention of society that there aren't enough points of free testing for HIV in Ukraine and in Kyiv in particular at the time when every day in our country 54 persons are infected with HIV/AIDS", - the organizer of a campaign of testing, the head of Small Heart with Art public organization, Evgenia Smirnova, says.

In a mobile complex together with specialists of the City Hospital No. 5 psychologists and social workers worked. Officials, the famous TV reporters, public activists and models spread testing for HIV on “Pechersk vernissagе”.
Except testing, the Small Heart with Art public organization has held art and educational master classes for children and their parents. In the children's program there have taken place competitions of drawings on asphalt, master classes in needlework, charitable sale of cookies and writing of letters-angels to AIDS-infected children.
In its activity the organization specializes in the solution of HIV/AIDS problems among children and the help to profile unit of Ohmatdyt clinic.
"Independence Begins with Health" project is realized in cooperation with Administration of the Pechersk district of Kyiv, ECUO of PLWH Network, Club «Eney», Bogdan-Avtotreyd company, 112 TV channel and 5 TV channel