HIV Prevention

How to cope with the rapid increase of HIV in Central Asia. The story of people living with the virus.
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Central Asia, Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe and Central Asia is facing one of the fastest growing HIV epidemics in the world. The rapid increase is due to injecting drug use and unsafe sex. 1.5 million people live with HIV in the region. HIV cases rose 66% between 2001 and 2008. Only 22% of people in need of antiretroviral therapy receive it. The Russian Federation alone consumes over 20% of the world’s heroin, fuelling a national epidemic estimated at almost 1 million people. Ukraine has the highest HIV prevalence rate in Europe at 1.6% of the adult population







Aids Foundation East West

Client management, also known as ‘case management’, is an approach that recognises that persons living with HIV (PLHIV) and individuals at risk of HIV infection often have multiple and simultaneous healthcare needs requiring services from several providers. Client managers assist individuals in assessing their specific needs, developing strategies to best address these needs, and helping them manage their way through an often complex labyrinth of services.