[organising for change]

The project aims to renew its vows when it comes to combating HIV/SIDA through advocacy, taking action and empowering the community, support for the well-being and treatment of men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers and HIV positive people.

Organizing for Change is funded by Elton John AIDS Foundation and implemented by Asociatia Accept in partnership with ECPI, Sens Pozitiv, Rise OUT, Identity.Education and PRIDE România.

[support groups ]

If you’d like to share your life experiences in a safe space and with confidentiality, come to our support group “Queer Positive”.

The group is open only to the members of the LGBTQI+ community who live with HIV, is held online on Zoom and is free of charge. The activities are coordinated by a psychotherapist who has background in working with HIV/SIDA matters and a Peer Educator who is HIV positive.

[legal advice]

We are offering legal advice for people whose rights have been violated due to the fact that they are HIV positive, because of their sexual orientation, gender identity and people who have been exposed to discrimination, harassment, bullying or any acts of violence as a result of these.

The legal advice can be accessed by any LGBTQI+ person, no matter their HIV status, and by activists as well or NGO’s working with marginalized or vulnerable groups.

[psychosocial advice]

Psychosocial advice is addressed to those who live with HIV, to those who need testing because they want to know their HIV status or because they are afraid that they might have been in contact with the virus, to the people who need to talk to someone before or after they’ve got tested or to transgender people.

Legal advice services for the LGBTQI+ community and psychosocial advice for HIV positive people are free of charge and are available in all regions of Romania.

[the HIV/AIDS situation in Romania - a research]

The research analyzes in depth the problems people living with HIV face in Romania and identifies the shortcomings of the national legal framework governing the treatment program and prevention measures. The results of the research reveal the inconsistencies within the health system in relation to people living with HIV, but also the way in which the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their access to health services.

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