Educational Film on HIV/AIDS Distributed In Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk and Perm (Dec 2, 2005)
2005 Press Releases
Educational Film on HIV/AIDS Distributed In Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk and Perm
December 2, 2005
To commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1st, the U.S. Consulate organized screenings of the film “Nastia’s Diary” as part of a discussion organized on HIV/AIDS for students with medical professionals and NGO representatives at the American Center in Yekaterinburg and American Corner in Chelyabinsk.
Students attending the screenings in Chelyabinsk and Yekaterinburg commented that they were able to identify with the characters in the film and that it provided a good introduction into a serious discussion with experts on the disease. The discussions covered topics that included transmission methods, stereotypes, available treatment and current research. Television and print media covered both events.
“Nastia's Diary” targets students ranging in age from 14-19 and is a resource that can be used in peer to peer training as well as in more formal secondary schools programs to promote HIV/AIDS prevention and healthy lifestyles. It was produced by the Healthy Russia 2020 project, which is supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Copies of the film and facilitator’s guide have been distributed to departments of education, HIV/AIDS centers, and active NGO groups in Sverdlovsk Oblast, Chelyabinsk and Perm.