Signals and whistleblowers. On welfare of people living with HIV

POLISH EIDS celebrates World AIDS Day: To friends whose lives we did (not) save

Registration to the meeting is required (open until 2.12.2020) via the application form on our website. We will e-mail the link to the meeting to registered participants.

On 3 December, POLISH EIDS will host two undertakings: a grass-roots social and educational campaign “Niewykrywalne” (Undetectables) and PSYCH.HIV.LAB, a research project of the Faculty of psychology of the University of Warsaw. They share an interest in the topic of stigma and the improvement of the welfare of people living with HIV in Poland. During the meeting we will introduce both initiatives in more detail and we will discuss, among others, how activist and grass-roots activities can supplement and support research and specialist programmes stemming from the experience of people living with HIV.

We highly recommend exploring the following websites:
Kampania “Niewykrywalnie”
If you are a person living with HIV, we encourage you to participate in the study concerning the quality of life.

POLISH EIDS invites everyone to take part in four days of events inspired by the title of Hervé Guibert’s cult book, To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life. The slogan of HIV 2020 conference (an alternative to the AIDS 2020 conference) emphasises the importance of the active participation of the community of people living with HIV. As POLISH EIDS, this year we would also like to draw attention to the activities of artists, activists and teams working in Poland which, in our opinion, change the culture of the conversation about HIV, focusing in their work primarily on the experiences of people living with HIV. We want to underline the role of friendship and shared reflection on the epidemic – the programme will feature an extraordinary event: streaming of the documentary “50/50”, unknown to the wider audience, and devoted to the memory of Krzysztof Nowiński, as well as access to the corresponding video work “Plus/Minus” by Karol Radziszewski.




POLISH EIDS is an artistic and research platform which aims at deepening the cultural reception of issues related to HIV and AIDS in Poland. It initiates and supports unconventional research, activates archives, educates and creates a public program to better understand and talk about Polish eids.