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Arzu Kaykı

Arzu Kaykı Provides Support for People Living with HIV/AIDS

On 31 January 2010 Sabancı Foundation's "Turkey's Changemakers" program hosts Arzu Kaykı, Chair of the Positive Living Association who mobilized her team to physically, mentally, and socially empower HIV/AIDS patients and their families. Arzu Kaykı graduated from environmental engineering. Instead of working as an engineer, she chose to pursue her career in the civil society sector. She started to work in Positive Living Association in 2006 and since 2009 she has been the head of the Association. Positive Living Association has been working for people living with HIV/AIDS and their relatives to support them physically, psychologically, and socially, to carry out advocacy activities in case of violation of their legal rights and to raise public awareness about HIV/AIDS in Turkey. Till today Positive Living Association has reached 400 people living with HIV/AIDS. As a result of the support services, 11 couples living with HIV had HIV negative babies. Several people living with HIV started their lawsuit processes whereas many others who do not have social security were informed about free treatment provided by the state, and had access to the treatment. Also, the support center has helped them to strengthen their immune system and informed about medication usage and its importance through medical support and group therapies.

Season 1 - Epsiode 19

Date: 31.1.2010

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