FAQ

Can HIV-positive status be an obstacle to the travel of foreign citizens to the Conference?

No. Documentation of HIV status is not required: 1) to obtain a short-term Russian visa, or 2) for citizens of countries which do not require a Russian visa.

Are presentations and discussions of HIV prevention programs among MSM (men who have sex with men) at EECAAC 2018 subject to the Russian law “For the Purpose of Protecting Children from Information Advocating for a Denial of Traditional Family Values”?

No. Given the target audience and the subject matter of EECAAC 2018, the presentation and discussion at the Conference of HIV prevention programs among MSM will not be subject to scrutiny under this law.

Is the presentation and discussion at EECAAC 2018 of HIV prevention programs among sex workers legally prohibited?

No. Presentation and discussion at EECAAC 2018 of HIV prevention programs among sex workers is not subject to legal prohibition.

Does the initiation of any sanctions involve the voluntary disclosure of HIV status or belonging to vulnerable groups (i.e. IDUs, MSM, sex workers)?

No. Voluntary disclosure of the aforementioned information does not result in any legal consequences under Russian law.

 

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