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Positive Movement

Minsk, Belarus
Joined August 2019

We help people with HIV and people who have risk of HIV, especially drug users.

Presence in: Belarus
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Health

The Belarusian public association “Positive Movement” is one of the oldest organizations providing assistance to people faced with diseases such as HIV infection and drug addiction in Belarus.

The organization was established in 1999 on the initiative of specialists from the Republican Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention and People Living with HIV. The “Positive Movement” is a republican public association and can operate throughout Belarus.

The “Positive movement” has two branches:
1) branch of the Belarusian public association “Positive Movement” in Pinsk;
2) Vitebsk city branch of the NGO Positive Movement.

Mission
For a long time, the mission of the “Positive Movement” is:
carrying out preventive, educational, informational measures aimed at preventing the spread of HIV infection;
minimization of the negative consequences of the epidemic both for the whole society and for certain groups of the population and individuals.

Since 2004, the Positive Movement has been participating in the implementation of grants from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, implemented by the UN Development Program in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus.

The organization is developing drug prevention activities.

The main activities carried out:
Drug harm reduction programs (prevention of HIV, hepatitis, tuberculosis).
HIV testing for people who use drugs.
Advising people living with HIV on living with HIV and visiting support.
Support groups for people living with HIV.
The motivation of people who use drugs to change behavior. Counseling on the possibilities of obtaining narcological and social assistance.
Social support for people who use drugs and people living with HIV.
Work with adolescents involved in drug use.

People Associated With This Organization

Uladizimir Pikirenia

Belarus  
Positive Movement
Joined August 2019
Interests: Health
Field of Specialization:
Psychiatry and Narcology

Academic Training:
2010 Belarusian State Medical University, Minsk, Belarus
2011 Dr. med., Republican Research and Practice Centre for Mental Health, Minsk, Belarus

Professional Organizations and Societies:
Belarusian Psychiatric Association (BPA), since 2012
Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN), since 2015
Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA), since 2017

Work experience:
2011 – 2014 - psychiatrist-narcologist, City Clinical Narcological Dispensary, Minsk, Belarus
2013 - now - narcology consult at NGO "Positive Movement"
2014 – now - psychiatrist, Belarusian State Medical University, Department of narcology at Republican Research and Practice Centre for Mental Health
2015 – 2017 - night duty psychiatrist, City Clinical Narcological Dispensary, Minsk
2016 - 2017 - advocacy coordinator in project "Harm reduction works - fund it"
2017 – 2018 – psychiatrist, Belarusian representation of "Médecins Sans Frontières"
Uladizimir Pikirenia is the network champion (main point of contact) for Positive Movement.

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