IAS Educational Fund Meeting – Georgia

The IAS Educational Fund meeting – Translating Science to End HIV in Eastern Europe and Central Asia – was held in Tbilisi, Georgia, on 20 June 2019. The meeting was organized by the International AIDS Society (IAS) in collaboration with the Center for Information and Counseling on Reproductive Health – Tanadgoma and was fully endorsed by the Georgian Harm Reduction Network.

During this one-day symposium, more than 75 professionals in the HIV response in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region, including clinicians, researchers, policy makers, representatives of community organizations and key and vulnerable populations, gathered to discuss the latest science, as well as innovative ways forward for treatment and prevention.

Key topics discussed included key messages from the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam, presentations and discussions on PrEP and other innovative prevention methods, integrated approaches for the prevention and treatment of HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis, innovative ways forward for harm reduction services and strategies to reduce stigma and discrimination. Regional actions that could be taken to reduce HIV stigma and discrimination were also discussed during the event.

Material from the meeting is available below.

Meeting material

  • Related documents
  • Presentations
  • Multimedia

Key messages from AIDS 2018
Andriy Klepikov, IAS, Ukraine


Regional overview and updates EECA
Marina Semenchenko, UNAIDS, Russia


François_Clavel, INSERM, France


PrEP of HIV Infection among MSM and Transgender Women in Georgia
David Kakhaberi, Equality Movement, Georgia


Efforts to improve HIV detection in Georgia
Ketevan Stvilia, NCDCPH, Georgia


PrEP Ukraine
Andriy Klepikov, IAS & Alliance for Public Health, Ukraine


Georgia syringe vending machine trial
Irma Kirtadze, Alternative Georgia


Integrated Screening TB,HIV & Hepatits
Irma Khonelidze, NCDCPH, Georgia


Progress towards eliminating Hepatitis C in Georgia
George Kamkamidze, Health Research Union, Georgia


Harm reduction services - Innovative ways forward
Anna Deryabina, ICAP at the Columbia University, Kazakhstan


Opioid substitution agonist therapy in Ukraine
Sergey Dvoriak, Institute on Public Health Policy, Ukraine


Addressing Stigma against Gay Men and other MSM in EECA
Vitaly Djuma, Eurasian Coalition on Male Health, Estonia


Innovations in HIV prevention and care online mediated access
Vyacheslav Kushakov


Photo galleries


  • Andryi Klepikov

  • Marina Semenchenko

  • Francois Clavel

  • David Kakhaberi

  • Ketevan Stivilia

  • Andriy Klepikov

  • Irma Kirtadze

  • Irma Khonelidze

  • George Kamkamidze

  • Anna Deryabina

  • Sergey Dvoriak

  • Vitaly Djuma

  • Vyacheslav Kushakov