Olga Varetska

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OBJECTIVE To revise the national HIV estimates and quantify the magnitude of the HIV epidemic in Ukraine at the end of 2007. DESIGN Internationally recommended methods-the Workbook and Spectrum-were employed to generate the estimates. This enables comparison of results with other countries using the same methodology. METHODS Estimation of the size of(More)
Once facing the most severe HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe, Ukraine has built an elaborate Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system to track the response to AIDS. This system was developed using recommendations and input from multiple international expert organizations and donors and, at the current stage, serves as a best practice model in many areas. The(More)
BACKGROUND Program utilization patterns are described within a large network of harm reduction service providers in Ukraine. The relationship between utilization patterns and HIV incidence is determined among people who inject drugs (PWID) controlling for oblast-level HIV incidence and treatment/syringe coverage. METHODS Data were extracted from the(More)
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