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Title: HIV sentinel surveillance in high-risk groups in the Russian Federation, Azerbaijan Republic and the Republic of Moldova : report on a WHO project 1 April 2003 - 31 March 2004
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Russian
Abstract: HIV/AIDS epidemic in majority of the former Soviet Union countries is still in the beginning of its development or has reached its concentrated level. This means that the virus circulates mainly in those population groups who practice risky behaviour, such as injecting drug users, sex workers, men who have sex with men. Methods of Second Generation HIV Surveillance which were used in this survey allow determining HIV prevalence in high-risk population groups, behavioural risk factors so to better understand epidemic evolution and to develop appropriate preventative strategy. In this report new HIV, Hepatitis C and syphilis prevalence data in high-risk population groups in Azerbaijan, Moldova, and Russian Federation published for the first time. The survey proves that HIV epidemic in Azerbaijan and Moldova is not any longer low-level epidemic, but has reached concentrated level (Azerbaijan) and is approaching concentrated level (Moldova), and scale of HIV prevalence in street sex workers in St. Petersburg (Russia) is significantly higher than expected. The report appeals to epidemiologists, public health managers, sociologists, and those involved into preventative programs in the area of HIV/AIDS
Description: EUR/04/5057956
146 p.
Subject: HIV Infections
Sentinel Surveillance
Russian Federation
Republic of Moldova
Azerbaijan
Context: epidemiology
metadata.dc.subject.other: AIDS and its Control
Gov't Doc #: EUR/04/5057956
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/107590
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