Anna Ivanova has been working as a PR officer for the E.V.A. Association (Saint Petersburg) since 2018. Before that, she worked for Team 29 and the Infometer Project Centre. Anna graduated from the North-West Press Institute.
More than one million people currently live with HIV in Russia. Having long moved beyond the so-called risk groups, the virus is rapidly spreading in the general population. However, with the right treatment, HIV is a chronic manageable disease which cannot be transmitted via casual contact. Yet despite the increasing availability of current and accurate information about HIV, with large-scale awareness campaigns running from time to time across the country, HIV stigma and discrimination persist.