Moldova, Regional and International HIV/AIDS News

Request for Proposal: Development of UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Europe and Central Asia Website
July 30, 2010

UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Europe and Central Asia announces request for proposals on development of the regional website. Please find attached detailed information on needs and requirements.

Proposals should be sent by August 8, 2010 to the e-mail:

Vienna 2010 Closed with a Renewed Commitment for AIDS+MDG

The XVIII International AIDS Conference ended in Vienna today after a week of intense dialogue involving 19,300 people from 193 countries engaged in the global AIDS response.Delegates and organizers depart Vienna – where the conference opened 18 July under the theme of Rights Here, Right Now – with a renewed commitment to push for securing universal access to HIV prevention, care, treatment and support.

Representatives of Moldova Institute for Human Rights Participated in the Summer School on Health Law and Ethics
July 22, 2010

Between 05-16 July 2010, two key persons involved in the implementation of the project “Reducing HIV-related burden in the Republic of Moldova”, under the Global Fund Round VIII Grant, Doina Munteanu, the project manager and Natalia Mardari, the coordinator of litigation programme, attended the Annual Summer School programme on Health law and ethics organized by the Institute of Health Policy and Management/ Erasmus University of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Recruitment of 5 Consultants that Will Identify Ways in Order to Achieve Universal Access and Ultimately the MDGs in the Republic of Moldova
July 21, 2010

UNAIDS announces the recruitment of 5 consultants to get involved in identifying current obstacles and decide together about what needs to be done now in order to achieve universal access and ultimately the MDGs in the country. 

Public Announcement on Selection of Principal Recipient/Recipients for Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Round X Call for Proposals
July 20, 2010

National Coordination Council on Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS/STI and TB Programmes (NCC TB/AIDS) announces contest to select the Principal Recipient/Recipients for implementation of the activities included in the country application to the Global Fund, Round X. Republic of Moldova application includes HIV/AIDS component with focus on prevention and control of HIV/AIDS among vulnerable groups.

XVIII International AIDS Conference
July 19, 2010

International AIDS Conference started on July 18 and gathered more then 20 000 participants, representatives of state bodies, UN Agencies, and civil society. The opening ceremony began with a video message form Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon reiterating UNAIDS’ new vision for the AIDS response: zero new infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. 

Eastern European Countries Show Increasing New HIV Infections while some Harm Reduction Programmes Are Decreasing
July 16, 2010

UNAIDS is concerned that a number of counties in this region are reporting reductions in critical investments in the AIDS response.

Eastern Europe and Central Asia is the only region where HIV incidence clearly remains on the rise. Early indications are that the number of newly diagnosed HIV cases in 2009 has increased since 2008. Russian Federation has reported an 8% increase in reported cases, Georgia a 10% increase and Belarus a 22% increase.

Injecting drug use remains the primary route of transmission in the region. Use of contaminated equipment during injecting drug use was the source of 57% of newly diagnosed cases in eastern Europe in 2007. An estimated 3.7 million people in the region currently inject drugs, of which one in four are believed to be HIV positive.

Training for Togetherness of Public Centre “Puls” Team
July 15, 2010

Association „Youth for Right to Live”, Balti organized in the beginning of July, within Public Centre “Puls” a training to ensure togetherness of the team. The event was attended by workers and volunteers of the centre. The training will be carried out during four weeks, one day per week. 

New UNAIDS OUTLOOK Report 2010 Launched
July 15, 2010

Ahead of the XVIII International AIDS Conference to be held in Vienna from 18 – 23 July, UNAIDS has launched its OUTLOOK Report 2010 in Geneva.

Key findings:

The new UNAIDS Outlook report outlines a radically simplified HIV treatment platform called Treatment 2.0 that could decrease the number of AIDS-related deaths drastically and could also greatly reduce the number of new HIV infections. 

Contest „Life Wins” Has a Winner
July 14, 2010

Svetlana Zaicenco, an young photographer from the Republic of Moldova was nominated for 1st place (508 votes), and the picture of the project team dance4life on IInd place (503 votes), within the exhibition „Life Wins”, which was organized during the period of July 8-11, 2010 in the gallery „Artium”, on the 3rd floor of the commercial centre, Shopping MallDova

On-line Survey on Stigma towards People Living with HIV
July 13, 2010

The consultation is aimed at collecting information and opinions from the PLHIV community for input into the international process of devising and implementing ways to measure stigma. This survey is being run by the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+).

Outdoor Self Support Group
July 09, 2010

Centre „Support” in partnership with Public Association “Healthy Future” organized an outdoor activity, on the bank of Nistru river, in the beginning of July, within the Project “Establishment of Psychosocial Support Centers for IDU”, implemented by NGO “New Life”, within the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Round VIII Grant.

WAC Calls for Support to Build an Advocacy Platform
July 08, 2010

World AIDS Campaign, UNAIDS Moldova and League of people living with HIV of Moldova call for joint efforts to ensure the right to life for people living with HIV. 

Namibia Lifts Travel Ban for People Living with HIV
July 08, 2010

UNAIDS applauds the decision by the Government of Namibia to lift its travel restrictions for people living with HIV and align the country’s legislation with international public health standards. The reforms—which took effect on 1 July—also remove entry restrictions against people living with other contagious diseases.

Restrictions that limit movement based on HIV-positive status only are discriminatory and violate human rights.There is no evidence that such restrictions prevent HIV transmission or protect public health. Furthermore, HIV-related travelrestrictions have no economic justification, as people living with HIV can lead long and productive working lives.

Request for Bids of Telephone Network
July 08, 2010

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is seeking quotations for the purchase of telephone network to be installed at the National AIDS Centre premises. 

Request for Bids of Internet and Computer Network
July 08, 2010

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is seeking quotations for the purchase of services for Internet and computer network to be installed at the National AIDS Centre premises for data base maintenance. 

Movie “Territory of Loneliness”
July 07, 2010

Russian Harm Reduction Network and Timur Islamov “Charitable Fund” present the short movie Territory of Loneliness

UNAIDS Moldova Announces Recruitment of Programme and Finance Assistant
July 06, 2010

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in Moldova announces recruitment of Programme and Finance Assistant. Under direct supervision of the UNAIDS Country Coordinator the incumbent substantively contributes to the effective management of UNAIDS activities in the areas related to HIV/AIDS at the country level

NCC TB/AIDS Announces Contest within Global Fund Round X
July 05, 2010

National Coordination Council of National Programmes on Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS/STI and TB (NCC TB/AIDS) of the Republic of Moldova announces contest of concepts/letters of interests for development of the proposal to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GF), Round X. 

UNAIDS Welcomes Creation of New UN Body for Women
July 05, 2010

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) welcomes the merging of four gender entities of the United Nations into UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The new entity will provide a powerful voice for women and girls and help move the AIDS response forward.

July 2010

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