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Human Rights of Women Living with HIV in Ukraine: Findings of Community-based research through the lens of CEDAW

This publication focuses on HIV prevention and treatment as not only a public health problem but also the factors that may lead to infection such as gender inequality and gender-based violence.


Eastern Europe and CIS Human Development Report 2008: Living with HIV in Eastern Europe and CIS

The report draws on data from an innovative six-country research study conducted by UNDP together with Oxford University researchers and local social research institutes and organisations of people living with HIV that looked at exclusion in the health, education and employment sectors from the point of view of people living with HIV. The report...


Women, Harm Reduction, and HIV Key Findings from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Ukraine

Women who use drugs are more vulnerable to HIV infection than male drug users. They share injection equipment and are often "second on the needle." Engagement in sex work and low levels of condom use add to their risk of infection. At the same time, women face greater obstacles to accessing the services they need to protect their health. This...


HIV/AIDS Awareness and Risk Behaviour Among Pregnant Women in Semey, Kazakhstan (2007)

Central Asia has one of the most rapidly increasing HIV prevalence in the world. This research article describes the results of a study to assess current knowledge, risk behaviour and attitudes to voluntary counselling and testing concerning HIV/AIDS among pregnant women in Semey, Kazakhstan. The study concluded that pregnant women in Semey have...


Women, Youth and HIV/AIDS in Kazakhstan

This paper examines women and youth in the context of HIV/AIDS in Kazakhstan. Contents include background information on the country and the epidemiological situation with respect to HIV infection. Additionally, topics such as drug use, sexual behavior, prevention policy, and the role of public and private organizations are addressed. Article can...