HIV/AIDS in the transitional countries of eastern Europe and central Asia

MC Donoghoe, Jeffrey Lazarus, S Matic

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In the 1990s, HIV/AIDS became a major threat to health, economic stability and human development in countries in eastern Europe and central Asia. Social, political and economic transition exacerbated the structural conditions that allowed HIV/AIDS to flourish as dramatic changes led to increasing drug injection, economic decline and failing health and healthcare systems. There is a need to address the professional and ideological opposition - even in countries considered to be fully functioning democracies - to evidence-based public health interventions like harm reduction, coupled with treating HIV/AIDS for all those in need, if countries are to provide a more effective response.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-490
JournalClinical Medicine
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Bibliographical note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Division of Physiotherapy (Closed 2012) (013042000), Division of Social Medicine and Global Health (013241820)

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Physiotherapy


  • central Asia
  • eastern Europe
  • social medicine


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