Curatio International Foundation at AIDS2018

Curatio International Foundation joined the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 22-27.

Researchers Natia Shengelia and Lela Sulaberidze shared the latest experience from Georgia about AIDS and responsive programs. They informed the global community on how HIV, Tuberculosis and Hepatitis C programs progress in Georgia.

Researcher Lela Sulaberidze participated in a panel session ‘Transitioning from donor support for HIV and TB programmes in Eastern Europe: Collective action for an effective response’. Lela spoke about the impact of HIV and TB commodity procurement and mitigation strategies as a case study from Georgia as a transitional country from Global Fund’s support. Other representatives from Bulgaria and Estonia gave different examples of challenges countries face during the transition from Global Fund support and shared the strategies they use to mitigate the impact. Read more about the session in the conference program.

CIF researchers also represented posters highlighting the latest study finding:

1. Harm reduction program intervention and behavioral factors correlation with anti-hepatitis C positivity among people who inject drugs in Georgia
2. Trend in HIV incidence and prevalence in men who have sex with men in Georgia, 2010 to 2015


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