At the 2nd European Games 2019 taking place in Minsk, Belarus, athletes and spectators are receiving information about HIV, free access to condoms and the possibility of taking a free rapid HIV test.
2nd European Games
On June 15, on the threshold of the 2nd European Games, the team of the United Nations in Belarus and its partners will conduct a bike ride in support of equal rights and opportunities, environmental protection, and healthy lifestyle. The participants will ride from Loshitsa Park to Victory Park.
The aim of the Memorandum is to develop and strengthen cooperation in the field of popularization of safe and healthy life style, elimination of all forms of discrimination, and prevention of HIV/AIDS spread by means of educational and humanitarian legacy of the 2nd European Games. The cooperation provides for a wide range of activities to contribute to achievement of Sustainable Development Goals and expansion of partnership of Belarus and the United Nations Organization with the purpose to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
Information strategy on HIV in Belarus was signed and UNAIDS Ambassador appointed for the 2nd European Games 2019.
As part of the Bright Fest, representatives of the Ministry of Healthcare and the Joint UN Program on HIV/AIDS co-held an action of rapid HIV self-testing using oral fluid samples. All festival guests could take an anonymous and free rapid HIV test or to get one for their friends.
The first day of a series of HIV prevention training seminars for volunteers was held at the Belarusian State Medical University in the lead-up to the 2nd European Games 2019 in Belarus. Among the volunteers there were both medical students and representatives of other universities and specialities.
In the lead-up to the 2nd European Games, representatives of UNAIDS (the Joint UN Program on HIV/AIDS) and the Ministry of Healthcare conducted a training for Medical Specialists.
The training was attended by sport medicine and emergency physicians.