Ukraine: Where HIV runs rampant
Global Post September 29, 2010
In Ukraine, scarce resources compound booming HIV/AIDS epidemic.
KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s AIDS nightmare may be about to become worse.
At the moment the ex-Soviet republic is already the country hardest-hit in Europe, with an estimated 360,000 individuals suffering from AIDS or HIV.
But experts say that they have been tracking an alarming trend in the past years: HIV is increasingly moving from isolated, individual niches into the general population. And both health officials and NGOs agree that the country’s response is vastly underfunded.