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14.06.2018 The fourth training in the frame of the Project “Computer Skills of Medical Workers - Guaranty of Providing People Living with HIV/AIDS with Quality Assistance”

24.05.2018 The third training in the frame of the Project “Computer Skills of Medical Workers - Guaranty of Providing People Living with HIV/AIDS with Quality Assistance”

26.04.2018 The second training in the frame of the Project “Computer Skills of Medical Workers - Guaranty of Providing People Living with HIV/AIDS with Quality Assistance”

25.04.2018 Workshop “Advocacy Opportunities for ASTRA Members: Using the International Rights Instruments and Mechanisms”

28.03.2018 The first training in the frame of the Project “Computer Skills of Medical Workers - Garancy of Providing People Living with HIV/AIDS with Quality Assistance”

01.02.2018 Start of the Project “Computer Skills of Medical Workers - Garancy of Providing People Living with HIV/AIDS with Quality Assistance”

02.01.2018 Start of activity in the frame of “SOURCE OF HOPE” project

23.11.2017 Testing on HIV and Hepatitis of Patrol Policemen

13.11.2017 Members of AIDS Action Europe Network Meeting

26.05.2017 Meeting of the Representatives of SALUS Charitable Foundation with the Delegation from Freiburg (Germany)

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09.06.2014
Elton John is creating a new fund to fight HIV
Sir Elton John is honoring the memory of legendary DJ, record producer and remixer Frankie Knuckles by establishing the Frankie Knuckles Fund to support HIV information, testing and treatment among black communities. Frankie Knuckles has died on 31 March this year, aged 59. “Frankie was such a lovely man and a great talent,” Sir Elton founder of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, said. “And his legacy provides a powerful voice to reach out to people, particularly men of colour, about their essential role in helping to create an AIDS-free future.” “It is our goal, in Frankie’s name, to make sure they are aware of the risks of HIV and so access information, testing and treatment to protect themselves and others,” added Anne Aslett, Executive Director of the UK Elton John AIDS Foundation. Black men remain at increased risk of HIV. They are 40% more likely than white men to be diagnosed late and are less likely to test for the virus compared to gay and bisexual men. A study published in March showed Atlanta has one of the highest concentrations of young black gay men living with HIV in the US. The research showed black men who have sex with men (BMSM) are 3.8 times more likely to acquire HIV compared with their white male counterparts. Atlanta’s Emory School of Public Health, which carried out the study, said a lack of health insurance, solely having sexual partners from the black community, and high levels of unemployment and incarceration could explain the disparity. The Frankie Knuckles Fund will benefit black men living in the UK, US and across Africa. Knuckles was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in 1996. Fans who paid tribute to him last month following his death included US President Barack Obama (in the photo with his wife and musician), who previously met the DJ during his time as a state senator in Illinois. Known as the “Godfather of House”, Knuckles pioneered a style of underground music in the late 80s which became the soundtrack of gay clubbing, and then mainstream throughout the world. The DJ died of Type II diabetes-related complications in Chicago.
Sir Elton John is honoring the memory of legendary DJ, record producer and remixer Frankie Knuckles by establishing the Frankie Knuckles Fund to support HIV information, testing and treatment among black communities. Frankie Knuckles has died on 31 March this year, aged 59. “Frankie was such a lovely man and a great talent,” Sir Elton founder of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, said. “And his legacy provides a powerful voice to reach out to people, particularly men of colour, about their essential role in helping to create an AIDS-free future.” “It is our goal, in Frankie’s name, to make sure they are aware of the risks of HIV and so access information, testing and treatment to protect themselves and others,” added Anne Aslett, Executive Director of the UK Elton John AIDS Foundation. Black men remain at increased risk of HIV. They are 40% more likely than white men to be diagnosed late and are less likely to test for the virus compared to gay and bisexual men. A study published in March showed Atlanta has one of the highest concentrations of young black gay men living with HIV in the US. The research showed black men who have sex with men (BMSM) are 3.8 times more likely to acquire HIV compared with their white male counterparts. Atlanta’s Emory School of Public Health, which carried out the study, said a lack of health insurance, solely having sexual partners from the black community, and high levels of unemployment and incarceration could explain the disparity. The Frankie Knuckles Fund will benefit black men living in the UK, US and across Africa. Knuckles was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in 1996. Fans who paid tribute to him last month following his death included US President Barack Obama (in the photo with his wife and musician), who previously met the DJ during his time as a state senator in Illinois. Known as the “Godfather of House”, Knuckles pioneered a style of underground music in the late 80s which became the soundtrack of gay clubbing, and then mainstream throughout the world. The DJ died of Type II diabetes-related complications in Chicago.