Cover Osteuropa 2-4/2010

In Osteuropa 2-4/2010

In Our Midst
Aids in Ukraine

Karsten Hein

Deutsche Fassung


Nowhere else in Europe have so many people been infected with HIV as in Ukraine. The virus is spreading primarily by means of drug consumption. AIDS has horrible consequences for those affected. Because the poorest of the poor are affected most, there is a shortage of basic medical care. Society stigmatises and isolates those who become ill with the disease. International assistance falls far short. The social climate in Ukraine must change so that treatment of the ill becomes more humane.

(Osteuropa 2-4/2010, pp. 469–527)

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