A.G.I.H.A.S.
(SUPPORT GROUP
for PEOPLE LIVING with HIV/AIDS)

FOUNDED: July 1, 1993

UNITES
-PLWHA
- volunteers
(at present: some 25 members)

PARTICIPATION
-on a voluntary basis

MANAGEMENT & FINANCIAL CONTROL
-elected at the general meeting

MEMBERS' RESPONSIBILITIES
-to respect the anonymity of PLWHA even after leaving the group

MEMBERS' RIGHTS
-to preserve their anonymity and to insist on their activities not being made public without their consent

REPRESENTED  AT
-the State Commission for the Coordination of STD and AIDS Epidemic Prevention

COOPERATION
-member of AIDS Action Europe
-associated member of Scandinavian support groups' assembly NORDALL
-partner of the Baltic support groups' network ELLPlus

AMONG THE AIMS OF AGIHAS ARE
1. Fighting to ensure that fundamental human rights are guaranteed for PLWHA
2. Assisting in the integration of PLWHA in society
3. Promoting PLWHA's social activities
4. Improving the quality of life of PLWHA by providing them
social and psychological support
latest information about general treatment for PLWHA
5. Curbing the spread of HIV infection by
offering education on methods of safer sex
instilling a sense of responsibility for one's own health and the health of others
6. Developing contacts with national & international AIDS organisations

TO ACHIEVE THESE AIMS, AGIHAS
1. Proposes new legislation and amendments to existing legislation where the rights of PLWHA are concerned
2. Promotes the exchange of views on the problems PLWHA face in society
3. Works also to facilitate better treatment of PLWHA in such institutions as the press, law enforcement organisations, the judicial system, and others


Registered with the Ministry of Justice
of the Republic of Latvia as a
non- governmental organisation,
July 16,1993, registration # 40008005345

email: agihas.lv@inbox.lv

  
Gaismas iela 19 k-8, 201, Ķekava, Ķekavas pagasts, Ķekavas novads, LV-2123, Latvija

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