Asia and Eastern Europe
In Asia and the Pacific an estimated 4.9 million people are living with HIV. HIV is concentrated among key populations who are at higher risk. This includes injecting drug users, sex workers and men who have sex with men.
Eastern Europe and Central Asia is the only region where HIV prevalence is still rising. The number of people living with HIV has almost tripled since 2000 and reached an estimated total of 1.4 million. This surge was largely caused by a rapid rise in HIV infections among people who inject drugs in the early 2000s.
In Asia and Eastern Europe we are working to strengthen the links between communities and clinical services, including sexual and reproductive health, prevention and care.
The Alliance supports communities to tackle HIV through nationally-based organisations in Asia in: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Vietnam
In India we support communities though the Alliance India Andhra Pradesh Regional Office, LEPRA Society, MAMTA Health Institute for Mother and Child, Palmyrah Workers Development Society, Social Awareness Service Organisation and Vasavya Mahila Mandali.
In Eastern Europe we work in Ukraine. This is one of our largest programmes. Alliance Ukraine focuses on HIV prevention, voluntary counselling and testing, treatment, care and support, and stigma and discrimination.
Our regional technical support hubs located in India, Cambodia and Ukraine provide expert assistance to NGOs and community-based organisations throughout Asia and Eastern Europe.
You can find out more about the work in each country by selecting the links above, and visit our Flick set here for a snapshot of our work in the Asia and Eastern Europe.
Eastern Europe and Central Asia is the only region where HIV prevalence is still rising.