Ukraine on a Fast Track to End AIDS by 2030
As one of the 30 Fast Track countries, responsible for 89% of the global AIDS epidemic, Ukraine adopted the 90 90 90 targets and developed the HIV Sustainability Strategy (approved by the Cabinet of Ministers, March 2017). Ukraine numbered 240 000 persons living with HIV.
should know their HIV status
* including AR Crimea, the city of Sevastopol, and the non-government controlled territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
Dynamics of changes in HIV / AIDS indicators
New HIV Infections
Adults living with HIV, ages 15+
63% of all PLWH in Ukraine are living in 6 regions:
Dnipropetrovsk, Odesa, Mykolaiv, Donetsk, Kyiv
Regions and Kyiv
17% of PLWHIV in Ukraine live in Crimea, Luhansk and Donetsk regions, including in non-government controlled areas; 1.5 million people from these regions are internally displaced within Ukraine.
Kyiv signed the Paris Declaration on April 2016 and became the 1st city in the EECA committing to end AIDS. Following the political commitment made by Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko the Kiev City HIV Council developed the Fast Track Programme 2017-2021 with the target of 82% PLWHIV on ART. Odessa became the second city which signed the Paris Declaration on February 2017.
The epidemic is concentrated in key populations
350 700 Estimated number of people, who inject drugs
22.6% HIV prevalence
86 600 Estimated number of sex workers
5.2% HIV prevalence
179 400 Estimated number of men who have sex with men
7.5% Hiv prevalence
Other populations vulnerable to HIV infection
Internally displaced people
There are about 1.5M IDP in Ukraine. Most IDP are in need of shelter, food and non-food assistance. The risks of HIV and other blood borne diseases transmission significantly increase due to risky behavior, higher risk of sexual violation.
The number of PLWHIV in prisons is 3 860. Only 3200 are receiving ART.
There is a data gap, however research conducted among MSM indicated 2.5% participants self-reported as transgender. The HIV prevalence among this group was 6%.
Since 2014 the Ukrainian Army doubled to 250 000 due to outbreak of armed conflict. There is a limited data on HIV, however in the conflict area observed high risks of HIV associated with surgical assistance, bl ood transfusion, and high number of sex workers present in the conflict area.