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Standardized protocol for clinical management and medical data-sharing for people living with HIV among refugees from Ukraine. 

Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe; 2022. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.


Sustaining HIV services for people who use drugs in Odesa

Odesa is a major Black Sea port, with a substantial drug use. In the 1990s, Odesa saw the outbreak of HIV infection in Ukraine. But more recently it has successfully developed one of the world’s most effective systems of harm reduction services for people who use drugs. The system is funded by the state and local budgets and implemented jointly with non-governmental and community organizations. Odesa was one of the first cities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia that signed the Paris Declaration. Last year, it reported a reduction of new HIV cases among people who use drugs.

Natalia Kitsenko is head of the public health department of the Road to Home Foundation, one of Odesa’s oldest organizations providing services to people who use drugs. UNAIDS spoke with her about how her organization has been managing to continue to help people in need, even during this war. (UNAIDS, 22.04.2022)


ECDC. Testing for tuberculosis infection and screening for tuberculosis disease among refugees arriving in European countries from Ukraine

This document provides an overview of public health guidance on testing for TB infection, TB preventive treatment and screening for TB disease, in the context of the mass influx of people arriving in European countries from Ukraine. (ECDC - European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control - An agency of the European Union, Stockholm/Schweden, 07.04.2022)


Tuberculosis services disrupted by war in Ukraine

Holt, Ed

The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Volume 22, Issue 5, e129 


WHO: Versorgung von HIV-Infizierten in Ukraine gesichert

Kopenhagen – Eine drohende Krise bei der medizinischen Versorgung von HIV-Infizierten in der Ukraine ist nach Angaben des Europa-Büros der Weltgesundheitsorganisation WHO vorerst abgewendet worden.

Gemeinsam mit der US-Regierungsinitiative Pepfar, den ukrainischen Behörden und Partnerorganisationen habe die WHO die Beschaffung von 209.000 Packungen des antiretroviralen Medikaments TLD sichergestellt, erklärte die WHO Europa heute. (aerzteblatt.de, 06.04.2022)


Addressing the mental health needs of civilian combatants in Ukraine

Bryant, Richard A et al.

The Lancet Psychiatry, Volume 0, Issue 0 


Russia's invasion of Ukraine threatens HIV response

Holt, Ed

The Lancet HIV, Volume 0, Issue 0 


Surge of HIV, tuberculosis and COVID feared amid war in Ukraine

Infectious diseases are likely to spread as Russia’s invasion displaces people and disrupts health services. (Nature, USA, 15.03.2022)


Fate of people with HIV in jeopardy in Ukraine

The Lancet HIV, 

The Lancet HIV, Volume 0, Issue 0 


Social Support is Key to Retention in Care during Covid-19 Pandemic among Older People with HIV and Substance Use Disorders in Ukraine. 

Rozanova J, Shenoi S, Zaviryukha I, Zeziulin O, Kiriazova T, Rich K, Mamedova E, Yariy V. 

Subst Use Misuse. 2020;55(11):1902-1904. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2020.1791183. Epub 2020 Jul 15. PMID: 32666857; PMCID: PMC7523433.


Assessing the influence of conflict on the dynamics of sex work and the HIV and HCV epidemics in Ukraine: protocol for an observational, ethnographic, and mathematical modeling study. 

Becker M, Balakireva O, Pavlova D, Isac S, Cheuk E, Roberts E, Forget E, Ma H, Lazarus L, Sandstrom P, Blanchard J, Mishra S, Lorway R, Pickles M; Dynamics Study Team. 

BMC Int Health Hum Rights. 2019 May 20;19(1):16. doi: 10.1186/s12914-019-0201-y. PMID: 31109323; PMCID: PMC6528269.


Allele С (rs5186) of at1r is associated with the severity of COVID-19 in the Ukrainian population. 

Izmailova O, Shlykova O, Vatsenko A, Ivashchenko D, Dudchenko M, Koval T, Kaidashev I. 

Infect Genet Evol. 2022 Mar;98:105227. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2022.105227. Epub 2022 Jan 25. PMID: 35091110; PMCID: PMC8788158.


Stigma and quality of co-located care for HIV-positive people in addiction treatment in Ukraine: a cross-sectional study. 

Sereda Y, Kiriazova T, Makarenko O, Carroll JJ, Rybak N, Chybisov A, Bendiks S, Idrisov B, Dutta A, Gillani FS, Samet JH, Flanigan T, Lunze K. 

J Int AIDS Soc. 2020 May;23(5):e25492. doi: 10.1002/jia2.25492. PMID: 32372534; PMCID: PMC7201176.


Anxiety, depression, and quality of life among HIV positive injection drug users in Ukraine, 2017. 

Vasylyev M, Davtyan H, Denisiuk O, Chadwick Jayaraj J, Koval T, Piddubna A, Sluzhynska M, Sluzhynska O, Mulcahy F. 

J Infect Dev Ctries. 2019 Jul 31;13(7.1):111S-117S. doi: 10.3855/jidc.11295. PMID: 32065813.


Social Support is Key to Retention in Care during Covid-19 Pandemic among Older People with HIV and Substance Use Disorders in Ukraine. 

Rozanova J, Shenoi S, Zaviryukha I, Zeziulin O, Kiriazova T, Rich K, Mamedova E, Yariy V. 

Subst Use Misuse. 2020;55(11):1902-1904. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2020.1791183. Epub 2020 Jul 15. PMID: 32666857; PMCID: PMC7523433.


HIV care in times of the COVID-19 crisis - Where are we now in Central and Eastern Europe? 

Kowalska JD, Skrzat-Klapaczyńska A, Bursa D, Balayan T, Begovac J, Chkhartishvili N, Gokengin D, Harxhi A, Jilich D, Jevtovic D, Kase K, Lakatos B, Matulionyte R, Mulabdic V, Nagit A, Papadopoulos A, Stefanovic M, Vassilenko A, Vasylyev M, Yancheva N, Yurin O, Horban A; ECEE Network Group. 

Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Jul;96:311-314. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.05.013. Epub 2020 May 11. PMID: 32413608; PMCID: PMC7211569.


UNAIDS. 20–50–80 to reach 100 in Ukraine

Ukraine has announced that it is now funding 80% of its national HIV response’s HIV prevention, care and support programmes.

With the support of Ukraine’s Ministry of Finance, the implementation of the transition plan progressed....In 2019, about US$ 4 million was allocated, equal to 50% of funding, which reached 25 regions in Ukraine. (UNAIDS, 06.11.2020)


UNAIDS. Turning around the HIV response in Odessa 

Irina Kutsenko, a deputy of the Odessa City Council in Ukraine responsible for social issues, is...Irina Kutsenko, a deputy of the Odessa City Council in Ukraine responsible for social issues, is an active advocate of community rights who campaigned for medical and social services for HIV to be brought closer to the most disadvantaged....Over the past few years, Odessa has been implementing steps within the framework of the Paris Declaration to end the AIDS epidemic in cities and was the first city in Ukraine to commit to the Zero TB Cities initiative. (UNAIDS, 24.11.2020)


Divergent estimates of HIV incidence among people who inject drugs in Ukraine. 

Morozova O, Booth RE, Dvoriak S, Dumchev K, Sazonova Y, Saliuk T, Crawford FW. 

Int J Drug Policy. 2019 Nov;73:156-162. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.07.023. Epub 2019 Aug 10. PMID: 31405731; PMCID: PMC6899203.


Estimating HIV and HCV prevalence among people who inject drugs in 5 Ukrainian cities using stratification-based respondent driven and random sampling. 

Zelenev A, Shea P, Mazhnaya A, Meteliuk A, Pykalo I, Marcus R, Fomenko T, Prokhorova T, Altice FL. 

Int J Drug Policy. 2019 May;67:91-101. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.09.010. Epub 2018 Nov 29. PMID: 30503695; PMCID: PMC6537868.


Rapid transitional response to the COVID-19 pandemic by opioid agonist treatment programs in Ukraine. 

Meteliuk A, Galvez de Leon SJ, Madden LM, et al. 

J Subst Abuse Treat. 2021;121:108164. doi:10.1016/j.jsat.2020.108164


Responding to the public health consequences of the Ukraine crisis: an opportunity for global health diplomacy. 

Mackey TK, Strathdee SA. 

J Int AIDS Soc. 2015;18(1):19410. Published 2015 Mar 17. doi:10.7448/IAS.18.1.19410


Ukraine. Ukraine-Krieg droht die HIV-Krise zu verschlimmern

Die im November 2014 von Kiew verfügte Abkoppelung der ostukrainischen Krisengebiete von humanitärer Hilfe hat dort zu dramatischen Engpässen in der Versorgung von Menschen mit HIV und Tuberkulose sowie von Drogengebrauchern geführt. (DAH. 30.01.2015 (!))


HIV treatment cascade among people who inject drugs in Ukraine. 

Sazonova Y, Kulchynska R, Sereda Y, et al. 

PLoS One. 2020;15(12):e0244572. Published 2020 Dec 31. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0244572


Implementation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in former Soviet Union countries. 

Amangaldiyeva A, Davlidova S, Baiserkin B, Dzissyuk N, DeHovitz J, Ali S. 

AIDS Res Ther. 2019;16(1):35. Published 2019 Nov 19. doi:10.1186/s12981-019-0251-1


Geographic variability in HIV and injection drug use in Ukraine: implications for integration and expansion of drug treatment and HIV care. 

Zaller N, Mazhnaya A, Larney S, et al. 

Int J Drug Policy. 2015;26(1):37-42. doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2014.09.004


Global prevalence of injecting drug use and sociodemographic characteristics and prevalence of HIV, HBV, and HCV in people who inject drugs: a multistage systematic review. 

Degenhardt L, Peacock A, Colledge S, Leung J, Grebely J, Vickerman P, Stone J, Cunningham EB, Trickey A, Dumchev K, Lynskey M, Griffiths P, Mattick RP, Hickman M, Larney S.

Lancet Glob Health. 2017 Dec;5(12):e1192-e1207. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(17)30375-3. Epub 2017 Oct 23.

PMID: 29074409 Free PMC article. Review.


People Who Inject Drugs and have tuberculosis: Opioid Substitution Therapy improves treatment outcomes in Ukraine.

Fomenko T, Meteliuk A, Korinchuk L, Denisiuk O, Aslanyan G, Islam Z, Zachariah R.

J Infect Dev Ctries. 2021 Sep 29;15(9.1):51S-57S. doi: 10.3855/jidc.13759.

PMID: 34609960