Posts Categorized: Russia

Rap Battles HIV in Russia

Russia’s immensely popular hip-hop artist Basta recently produced a short video encouraging young people to find out their HIV status. The clip features a soundtrack from one of his latest songs.  The video, which was co-sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Russia, shows Basta receiving a rapid HIV test, free LOVE condoms and educational materials…

HIV Testing in Russia with Folk Dancing on Family Day

On a sunny day last month, parents, grandparents and children gathered outside in parks and on city squares in St. Petersburg, Russia to enjoy a warm day together and celebrate the National Family Day. Amid the festive landscape of balloons, rock bands, jugglers and performances by a folk dance ensemble in traditional costumes, AIDS Healthcare…

The Lancet Book Review: “Anyone Can Absolutely Change The World”

The Lancet, one of the oldest and best known medical journals in the world, recently published in its June issue a book review (PDF) of Righteous Rebels, the story of AHF’s bold history of activism.  Written by award-winning journalist Patrick Range McDonald, Righteous Rebels chronicles AHF’s unlikely rise from a feisty grassroots organization during the 1980s AIDS crisis in Los Angeles…

AHF Europe Shares Program Success at HepHIV 2017

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Europe presented program results at the second biennial HepHIV 2017 conference in Malta on Jan. 31, which convened to address the rising number of new infections in Europe. Medical professionals from both the hepatitis and HIV community met to collaborate and exchange knowledge on how to maximize the prevention and management…

A Gold Medal for HIV Testing at the Figure Skating Championship in Russia

The city of Chelyabinsk in Russia recently hosted the National Figure Skating Championship, where AHF Russia provided over 300 HIV tests to attendees in partnership with the Chelyabinsk Region AIDS Center and a local organization called “There’s an Opinion!’   The event took place on Dec. 23-25 at the Tractor Ice Hockey Arena. The activity…

AHF Helps Patients above the Arctic Circle

AHF Russia recently received a letter of thanks from a high-ranking official in Norilsk. Norilsk, a part of Russia’s biggest region, Krasnoyarsk Krai, is the northernmost city in the world with a population of 170,000 people located nearly 3,000 km (1,900 miles) northeast of Moscow. The temperature here, above the polar circle, can drop to…

“Fund the Fund” Campaign Launches at Moscow AIDS Conference

The fifth Eastern Europe and Central Asia AIDS Conference (EECAAC), the largest Russian-speaking event in the HIV/AIDS field, took place in Moscow on March 23-25. Held every two years, the EECAAC provides an opportunity for participants to learn about the latest developments in HIV/AIDS care and creates a forum for communities to speak directly to…

Remembering Dr. Aza

After a lifetime of prolific work as Russia’s leading infectious disease doctor, courageous advocate, renowned professor and AHF ally, Dr. Aza Gasanovna Rakhmanova passed away in St. Petersburg on Nov. 18, 2015 at the age of 84, succumbing to illness. “Dr. Aza was instrumental in starting the AHF Russia program,” said Zoya Shabarova, AHF Europe…

AHF Remembers Nikolay Nedzelskiy

Last week AHF Russia honored the memory of Nikolay Nedzelskiy, a prominent Russian AIDS pioneer and activist who was the first to bring the AIDS Quilt to his homeland, on the 40th day following his passing in August. According to the Russian tradition, 40 days after the death of a person, family and friends gather…

AHF Praises Global Fund Cuts to China

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Has Been An Outspoken Critic of China’s Misuse of Global Fund Monies, Spearheading a Year-Long Campaign Urging the Country to “Give More, Take Less” LOS ANGELES, CA (October 31, 2011)—Today, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, praised the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, for reducing funding…