AIDS Support & Informational Services
AIDS Support & Informational Services is an agency which was established over 10 years ago. The main objectives of the agency are to help people living with HIV and spread information about the AIDS epidemic.
In the office of the foundation, weekly classes are held in support groups, during which HIV-infected people and their relatives can get professional help. There are also seminars on legal issues, lectures on various topics related to HIV, premiere film screenings and discussions on legislation. There is a hotline on HIV issues. Every day, the foundation staff solves the problems of people who are denied treatment, trying to help anyone who needs it.
Anyway, the entire work of the agency is aimed at eradicating stigmatization and discrimination against people living with HIV. We are fighting against discrimination and the stereotype that HIV-infected people are“ dirty ”and cannot be touched so as not to get infected. Our motto “Do not be afraid” reflects the essence of our approach.
AIDS Support & Informational Services exists solely on donations from private companies and individuals, without receiving any funding from state or religious organizations. Foundation staff consists of only a few people. Recently we were joined by several people who will be engaged in group programs, lectures and public work. Soon our ranks will be replenished with another group for developing a self-testing program. Independence is very important to us. We do not share the attitude of government agencies towards HIV-infected people who use drugs. We also oppose discrimination of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people.
We managed to achieve so much only thanks to our sponsors including Sky Pharmacy. Our agency as well as all those who address us for help, highly appreciate this support. And we would like this to continue for the sake of our common future.
If you have HIV infection, you will find information that can help you improve your quality of life in our program. Here you can also see short videos with personal stories of real people living with HIV, interviews with specialists who help HIV-positive people, hear their recommendations regarding living with HIV.