The Determinants of the HIV/AIDS/STI Epidemics in Eastern Europe (1998)

Monitoring the AIDS Epidemic (MAP), Hosted by the Marcel Mérieux Foundation

This report describes the dynamics of the eastern European HIV epidemic. It draws on 20 short presentations prepared by epidemiologists and social scientists from seven countries of the former Soviet Union as well as experts from Denmark, the United Kingdom, and India, for presentation during the meeting on the status and trends of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in eastern Europe.

Presentations at the meeting focused on the socioeconomic and behavioral determinants of the epidemic among specific vulnerable groups such as injecting drug users (IDUs), prison inmates, sex workers, and men who have sex with men (MSM), as well as issues of general concern such as testing policies, migration, and projections.