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Boris

Lordkipanidze
about a Federal
program for HIV
prevention
The subject of prevention of
HIV infection in Russia has no
comprehensive approach, we
need to develop a Federal
program, approved by the
Ministry of health and Ministry
of education and science, says
obstetrician-gynecologist, an
international expert on
reproductive health in Russia
Boris Lordkipanidze

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Russia needs a Federal program


for HIV prevention, says expert
The subject of prevention of HIV infection approach to this question and create a
in Russia has no comprehensive program. And this program must be
approach, we need to develop a Federal approved by the Ministry of health, and
program, approved by the Ministry of the Ministry of education and science,»
health and Ministry of education and said Lordkipanidze.
science, says obstetrician-gynecologist,
an international expert on According to him, only when it is the final
reproductive health in Russia Boris understanding of how the plan should
Lordkipanidze. look like, you can move on to the next
stage — the presentation of the finished
Previously, the newspaper material, agreed upon and duly executed
«Kommersant» reported that the Ministry by both the medical and moral point of
of education scandal for an online lesson view. «This is called the creation of a
on protection from HIV infection for Federal program on preservation of
students. Performers of the Internet reproductive health, for example,» — said
project refused to comply with the the expert.
requirements of the Department
negotiate in advance the answers to the He also reminded that in 90-ies there was
questions and recommendations «to talk already such a project, but it has not
about morality in order to escape the caught on in Russia, as it was a lot of
slippery» and avoid words like «condom». controversy and it is not tied to the
Online lesson must go on 1 December. Russian mentality. According to him, the
Western version is indeed not suitable for
«The problem is that we implementation in Russia, so you must
are all the time trying create your.
some snatches to convey
information to Day of «If to speak about a specific situation,
fight against AIDS, family about the conflict that erupted, I can say
Day, and in General, we only one thing: of course, when the
do not have a comprehensive approach, contract is concluded, the employer is
which, in fact, requires this topic. I’ve entitled to require from the contractor
always been a supporter of the fact that agreeing on all points, in particular, in
should meet the experts: psychologists, particular, and in advance to provide all
teachers, doctors, needs conceptual the materials, which they then in online

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translation are going to present. It is from


one point of view, and the second — I can
say humanly that is very difficult to
discuss HIV without touching such words
as «condom,» concluded Mr.
Lordkipanidze.

Earlier, the Minister of


education and science
Olga Vasilyeva has
opposed the introduction
in Russian schools sex ed
classes. According to the
Minister, every parent must decide when
and what to talk with your child about
what’s going on in my life. With this
Foundation, noted that when she was in
school, the program in biology in the 10th
grade, all these questions were submitted
«in a very subtle form.»

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