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Review of HIV vulnerability and condom use in central and eastern Europe. Sex Health 2012 Mar;9(1):34-43

Date

02/22/2012

Pubmed ID

22348631

Pubmed Central ID

PMC4476380

DOI

10.1071/SH11025

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-84857464490   17 Citations

Abstract

The epidemiological trend of increasing HIV incidence rates due to sexual transmission in central and eastern Europe has been documented. The current review analysed research articles that report on a wide spectrum of vulnerable populations from this world region. Studies of injection drug users, commercial sex workers, men who have sex with men, adolescents and young adults all reported inconsistent condom use. However, these patterns varied across populations and geographic areas. Populations in former Soviet countries - the most affected by HIV - also often appeared to have lower condom use rates. Intensified, comprehensive and locally tailored measures to curb sexual HIV transmission are urgently needed. Social development programs need to incorporate HIV prevention.

Author List

Amirkhanian YA

Author

Yuri A. Amirkhanian PhD Professor in the Psychiatry department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adolescent
Adult
Condoms
Condoms, Female
Contraception Behavior
Europe, Eastern
Female
HIV Infections
Humans
Male
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Risk Factors
Risk-Taking
Russia
Sexual Behavior
Sexual Partners
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Socioeconomic Factors
Substance Abuse, Intravenous
Vulnerable Populations
Young Adult