HIV/AIDS Alliance Ukraine: Combination Approaches for Injecting Drug Users

Category 3

The Alliance-Ukraine's mission is to reduce the spread of HIV infection and AIDS mortality and alleviate the negative impact of the epidemic through supporting community action against HIV/AIDS in Ukraine and disseminating effective approaches to prevention and care throughout eastern Europe and central Asia.

Goal of the Practice
  • Ensure scaled up access of key populations to the comprehensive continuum of client-centered HIV prevention, care and support services.
  • Promote active participation and build capacity of communities vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and CSOs to provide services and defend their interests by rendering technical support and resources.
  • Develop and promote comprehensive, effective and evidence-based programs, models and mechanisms of responses to a concentrated epidemic.
  • Ensure sustainability of services provision through the development of cooperation between communities and public services at the local and national levels, and through advocacy and policy initiatives.
  • Develop organizational, technical and financial capacity of Alliance-Ukraine as a national (and regional) leader in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, keen and able to share and learn from experience within the Alliance Global Partnership and beyond.
Core Components
  • VCT in clinics and community centers and through outreach services.
  • Harm reduction package (syringes, condoms, informational materials) and substitution therapy for opiate-dependent IDUs.
  • Linkages to STI testing and treatment services.
  • Peer support groups.
  • Peer-Driven Interventions.
Noteworthy Results
  • Prevention services reached 195,379 IDUs, 33,449 sex workers, 19,749 MSM and 57,558 prisoners in 2008.
  • 6,070 PLWH were provided with ART in 2008.
  • 9,875 HIV+ women were given ART for PMTCT in 2008.
  • 2,202 people with opioid dependency received substitution therapy in 2008.
Focus Areas
Implemented By
International HIV/AIDS Alliance-Ukraine
Participating Organization
  • The Global Fund
  • USAID and 194 local NGOs
Russia & Eastern Europe
Target Population
General Public
25000 - 50000
Implementation Years
01/2010 - ongoing