In October 2013, the Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation started the establishment of a center of integrated psycho-medical services for HIV / AIDS patients in Romania in partnership with Victor Babeş Clinic Hospital and having funds from Rompetrol.
The project was launched in October 2013 and aims to provide a real framework (space and specialized staff) for providing monitoring, testing and psychological support services to HIV / AIDS patients in Romania, with the aim of early detection of neurocognitive impairment and prescribing suitable treatment.
The project is implemented in partnership, by the Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation and Victor Babeş Clinical Hospital, with the financial support of the Rompetrol Group, through the „Toghether for Everyone” program.
The Center for Integrated Psychological Services for HIV / AIDS Patients in Romania will be working at Victor Babeş Clinic Hospital in Bucharest, which also provides the multidisciplinary team (physician, nurse and psychologist) with experience in the field.
The financing from Rompetrol, totaling RON 100,000, provides for the renovation of the building where the Center will operate.
The need for the project.
People with HIV / AIDS become neurocognitively affected due to brain damage caused by either disease or medication. Disease-related harm is associated with the impairment of quality of life, but also with early mortality.
At present, there are no monitoring services in specialized centers in Romania for the early identification of neurocognitive symptoms in HIV patients.
Activities and services.
It is expected that the renovation of the building will end at the end of December 2013 and the Center will be operational from 2014.
The direct beneficiaries of the center will be over 1,400 HIV / AIDS patients already in evidence of Victor Babeş Hospital and other infected young people from across the country who will be referred to investigate neurocognitive disorders by the other regional centers.