A Round Table on Improving an Access to HIV Services for Migrants in Armenia

On December 19, REG together with local NGO “Real World. Real People” held a Round Table in Armenia, Yerevan aimed to buster a discussion and exchange of experience on the provision of services for international HIV-positive migrants between heads of health authorities of the Republic of Armenia, government departments responsible for migration and civil society organizations.

At the meeting, a study “Analysis of legal and institutional barriers to accessing HIV services among migrants in the Republic of Armenia” (developed by REG in 2021) was presented; experience of the EECA region “Systemic solutions in the field of treatment of HIV-positive foreign citizens” was discussed;  challenges in providing assistance to HIV-positive migrants, citizens of Armenia living abroad and the problems of returned citizens of Armenia with HIV were presented.

A resolution that identifies the concrete steps was developed, including initiation on country level a discussion on remote medical registration of citizens of Armenia, living abroad.