UNDP's regional report on aids was presented in Ankara

05 Feb 2009

Released as part of the 60th Anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UNDP report “Living with HIV in Eastern Europe and CIS: The Human Cost of Social Exclusion” was presented in Ankara on 6 February 2009 at a meeting open to the press where representatives from the Ministry of Health, universities and related civil society organizations were invited.

Main findings of the regional report was explained by Dudley Tarlton, HIV/AIDS Policy Advisor of UNDP. Officials from the Ministry of Health gave information on the latest developments in Turkey and the measures taken to deal with HIV/AIDS.

The report draws on data from six countries including Turkey. The report states that discrimination and the social exclusion of people living with HIV are undermining efforts to respond to AIDS. According to the findings of the report, the number of people living with HIV in Turkey has been increasing.

Date: 6 February 2009
Time: 10.00-12.00
Venue: Swiss Hotel, Yıldızevler Mah. Jose Marti Cad. No: 2, Çankaya Ankara

For more information

Ela Aktürkoğlu

UN Turkey HIV/AIDS Programme Manager

Tel: +90 312 454 11 39

E-mail: ela.akturkoglu@un.org.tr