"The estimated HIV treatment cascade outcomes among PWID in Ukraine are comparable to other lower- and middle-income countries, and reveals substantial gaps in progress towards the 90-90-90 goals in this key population. Improving the care cascade among PWID must be a priority for the national and international stakeholders in HIV response in Ukraine, especially at the stage of HIV status awareness. Intensive HIV testing strategies targeting hard-to-reach PWID subgroups that are not currently accessing any other health services are needed to address this gap. Scale up of OAT and community-level linkage to care and ART adherence interventions are essential to improve ART coverage and viral suppression among PWID."


Sazonova, Y., Kulchynska, R., Sereda, Y., Azarskova, M., Novak, Y., Saliuk, T., Kornilova, M., Liulchuk, M., Vitek, C., & Dumchev, K. (2020). HIV treatment cascade among people who inject drugs in Ukraine. PloS one, 15(12), e0244572. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0244572