Resource Centre for People Living with HIV/AIDS
Formerly "The Red Line Centre"
Initially in 2002 it was conceived as a Helpline for persons living with HIV infection and the general public who want more information on this subject. Today the it is involved in prevention of HIV infection, sexually transmitted diseases, hepatitis C and reproductive health issues, and in psychosocial support for persons who suffer from AIDS and hepatitis C.
Our volunteers carefully and respectfully approach beneficiaries and any other person interested for information on above mentioned issues. The working hours of the helpline are 9AM-7PM and 11-14 AM in the contact office every working day. All our clients have also avaliable adequate expert assistance from medical doctors, psychologist and lawyers - our project associates.
Overall Project goal
- Improved living quality of HIV infected persons and their families.
- Education of general public on HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, hepatitis and reproductive health.
1. HIV infected persons and their families.
2. Persons infected with hepatitis C.
3. General populaction, particularly youth.
Major project results during 2007:
- 1541 telephone contacts with beneficiaries.
- 452 contacts in the Red Line Contact Office, hospital or beneficiaries' homes.
- 5600 participants in educative workshops.- 1527 pieces of humanitarian assistance (medical and hygienic items...)
- Palliative (medical) care of AIDS patients.
- Educative courses for HIV infected persons.
For the successful functioning of the Red Line Centre credit goes to the genuine dedication of volunteers and expert associates who have anon-discriminating and confidential approach to all our clients. The project is currently supported by NCA , Kerkinactie and Global Fund.
A special part of our program is being realized within the project entitled "Support to Persons Living with HIV Infection", financed by two Italian regions Emilia Romagna and Forli Cesena. This project provides a broad spectrum of support services to persons living with HIV infection (personal assistance, house visits, practical assistance, expert assistance etc). Beside this primary target group this project shall also address the general public through media events, public events (visit our Picture Gallery), and also through education of journalists for more responsible public information on HIV infection.
More information on the EHO Resource Centre for PLHA can be obtained at the website:
http://www.crvenalinija.org (currently only in Serbian language)