The Dynamics of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Denisov, B. P.; Sakevich, V. I.
July 2005
Sociological Research;Jul/Aug2005, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p62
Academic Journal
The article discusses the findings of a study which sought to examine the dynamics of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Russian Federation. It first provides an overview of the system of epidemiological surveillance of HIV infection in Russia. It then reports on trends in HIV infection from the 1990s up to 2003. It discusses the various ways by which the infection is spread, the age and sex composition of HIV-infected persons, HIV infection trends in the different regions of the Russian Federation, the determinants and markers of the disease, and the size and level of infection of vulnerable groups. It concludes by looking at the influence of the structure of the population on the HIV/AIDS epidemic.


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