Articles tagged with: Russia

The C-word? ‘Condom’ reportedly too graphic for Russian Education Ministry to be used in HIV lesson

published: November, 07, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, As Prevention , Youth, Current Affairs, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Sexual Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Media

From RT.com: "The Russian Education Ministry says the word is inappropriate for kids and wants to avoid using it,"

The C-word? ‘Condom’ reportedly too graphic for Russian Education Ministry to be used in HIV lesson

Preparations for a nationwide online lesson on HIV have been halted because of… condoms! The Russian Education Ministry says the word is inappropriate for kids and wants to avoid using it, Russian media reported, citing a contractor. An online lesson on HIV prevention is scheduled to take place in schools across Russia on World AIDS Day, December 1. The event was launched in 2015 by Russia’s Ministry of Education and Science, but this year, discussion of the lesson came to a premature end

Ripples of change on the international stage

published: October, 23, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, Activism, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Women, Revolving Door, International , Legal, Guest Authors, Media, Population Specific

From the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, this progress report on their advocacy abroad.

Ripples of change on the international stage

October 20, 2017 -- It’s been a busy few weeks at the Legal Network as staff members have travelled to Geneva, Kingston (Jamaica), and Moscow, and the effects of their work is being felt across the globe. As a direct result of the Legal Network’s advocacy, UN human rights bodies recently challenged the criminalization of people who use drugs in Canada and Russia. In response to the our written submission and on-the-ground advocacy in Geneva, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Raci

Moscow Buyers Club: Russia's AIDS patients work together to overcome medication shortages

published: October, 10, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Social Media, As Prevention , Current Affairs, General Health, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Media

"Russia is virtually the only developed country where the number of new HIV infections and the number of AIDS-related deaths is on the rise." From Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty, this report by Robert Coalson and Anastasia Kuzina.

Moscow Buyers Club: Russia's AIDS patients work together to overcome medication shortages

When the Russian government's system for purchasing and distributing the vital drugs needed to combat the virus that causes AIDS breaks down, patients use social-media networks to give one another medicine and hope. (file photo) MOSCOW -- Many of the posts on the website Pereboi.ru -- a chat room for Russians diagnosed with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS -- are alarming. "Today my husband went to the clinic and they told him that they gave out all the medicine on Monday," wrote Nelli from U

Trump policies snag first HIV-positive gay asylum seeker.

published: May, 09, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Current Affairs, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors, Media

From A&U Magazine, Hank Trout reports on the case of Denis Davydov, who fled persecution in Russia only to be detained in the United States.

Trump policies snag first HIV-positive gay asylum seeker.

To read the complete article by Hank Trout, visit A&U Magazine, here. Denis Davydov, a native of Magnitogorsk, Russia, came to the United States from Moscow in September 2014 on a six-month tourist visa. He has been living and working in San Jose, California, since then, as he completes the process for obtaining political asylum in the U.S. He never suspected when he flew to the U.S. Virgin Islands on March 6, 2017, for a weeklong vacation that he would be detained at the Krome Service P

Nearly two-thirds of European HIV cases are now in Russia

published: January, 16, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Health, International , Revolving Door, Guest Authors

AIDSmap.com: Static picture in other countries conceals local change, especially in gay men. Gus Cairns reports.

Nearly two-thirds of European HIV cases are now in Russia

The annual number of new cases of HIV increased by at least 8% in 2015 in the whole of the World Health Organization (WHO) European region, and by 60% in the last decade, according to last month’s annual surveillance report by the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) and WHO Europe. A continued increase in new diagnoses in Russia was responsible for most of the increase. The previous year, as aidsmap.com reported, 60% of European-region new cases were in Russia. In 2015 this increase

Side by Side, part six

published: February, 11, 2014 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Festivals, Movies, Current Affairs, International

Ed Wolf at the LGBT film festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. Things are not going smoothly as a screening is interrupted by a bomb scare.

Part Six: Angels Welcome  Monday, November 25th My hotel room is my safe space. When I close the curtains and write to you, I feel lighter. The terrible situation here can weigh you down; I can see it in the eyes of the people I’m with each day. I went to a supermarket down the street and bought a lot of cookies and I munch on them while I type; there are crumbs everywhere. The room is very warm, the air dry and I have the occasional nosebleed, sometimes a sneezing fit. Earlier I sneezed

Side by side, part five

published: February, 04, 2014 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Festivals, Gay Men, Movies, Current Affairs, International , Living with HIV, Population Specific

Ed Wolf continues his narrative about taking the AIDS documentary We Were Here to Russia. A bomb scare interrupts the LGBT festival for a day so he goes sightseeing in St. Petersburg instead

Part Five: Paradox  Sunday November 23rd It’s 9 am, and it’s still dark outside. I’ve received a message from Bard who is staying here at the hotel. Bard is a member of this year’s festival jury as well as the programming director for a similar film festival in Oslo, Norway. He suggests we have breakfast together. I hop in the shower and get dressed, happy to have something other than my orange outfit to wear. In the hotel restaurant, Bard tells me that the festival screening has

Side By Side, part four

published: January, 28, 2014 Categories // Festivals, Gay Men, Arts and Entertainment, Movies, International , Travel, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific

Ed Wolf has landed in Russia, minus luggage, to present We Were Here at an LGBT film festival. Here’s his first day in St. Petersburg where he makes contact with the film festival organizers

Part Four: I See You  Saturday November 23rd  I hear someone laughing outside my hotel room and suddenly I’m wide awake. It’s 7 am and I’ve been able to sleep for six hours. I go downstairs to eat breakfast. Most notable are two hot porridges: one made of semolina, the other, pieces of bread. Excellent comfort food, as I am still worrying about my lost luggage and what to do if it doesn’t arrive. When I return to my room I put everything I have on the bed:  1. Cargo pants with co

Side By Side, parts two and three

published: January, 21, 2014 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Festivals, Gay Men, Movies, Current Affairs, International , Living with HIV, Population Specific

Senior writer Ed Wolf arrives in St. Petersburg, Russia where he is to present the AIDS documentary We Were Here in a country notorious for it’s treatment of gays and lesbians

Part two  I have a busy last day in San Francisco. Emergency visit to the dentist; I need a root canal when I return. And then to several banks, looking to buy some Russian rubles. It seems like everyone I speak to is aware of the hateful events that are happening to LGBT people in Russia. The receptionist, the hygienist, the dentist, the bank teller; it feels like the whole world is watching. But clearly, that isn’t enough. It starts to rain, the first wet day in a long time. I check the

Should I be afraid?

published: January, 14, 2014 Categories // Festivals, Gay Men, Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Current Affairs, International , Travel, Lifestyle, Population Specific

From November 21st to November 28th, 2013 Ed Wolf documented his trip to the Side-By-Side LGBT Film Festival in St. Petersburg to present We Were Here, the AIDS documentary in which he appears.

First of a nine-part series  I’m sitting here looking at my Russian Visa. Getting it was the final obstacle before flying off to St. Petersburg Russia this coming Thursday morning, November 21. I’ve arranged a ride with Homobile, San Francisco’s LGBTIQQ car service, to come and take me to the airport. I’m thinking I could use a final queer blessing before I get on the plane.  I’ve been invited to attend the Side-by-Side LGBT Film Festival to represent David Weissman’s award-win

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