The epidemic of HIV infection remains a national-wide problem in Ukraine. Due to the crisis social and economic situation and complications in the eastern regions of Ukraine, it becomes increasingly difficult to predict the further development of the HIV epidemic
According to the updated estimate, at the beginning of 2018, there were 244 000 PLWH of all age categories living in Ukraine, taking into account the data of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the city of Sevastopol and the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Lugansk. The prevalence of HIV among adults 15 years of age and older is estimated at 0.63%, in the age group of 15-49 years - 0.94%. As the 1st of October 1, 2018, 144 633 HIV-positive citizens of Ukraine, including 46 443 AIDS patients, were registered at the health care institutions; 98,936 patients received ART - 70.8% of the medical supervision group.
In order to contribute to the further development of the epidemic in the framework of the country's commitments to respond to the HIV epidemic, has been developed a Plan to Improve the Use of Strategic Information on HIV / AIDS. This document should become an instrument for informing and motivating state institutions, non-governmental organizations, international partners, other communities and organizations working in the field of HIV / AIDS.