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Russian Federation
Updated July 2009
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Health and Development Profiles
Guidelines and Best Practices
Surveys and Assessments
Policy Reports and Papers
Journal Articles
Online Books and Chapters
Provider Education and Training
Program Management Materials
Patient and Community Education
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HIV/AIDS in Russia
Population, 2013143,500,000
People living with HIV/AIDS, 2012nd
Women (aged 15+) with HIV/AIDS, 2012nd
Children with HIV/AIDS, 2012nd
Adult HIV prevalence (%), 2012nd
AIDS deaths, 2012nd
nd = No data
Source: Population Reference Bureau & UNAIDS
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HIV/AIDS-Specific Country Profiles
PEPFAR Country Profile
A summary of the activities of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in selected countries.
UNAIDS Country Profile
A brief summary of national socioeconomic conditions in the context of the HIV epidemic, and information (where available) on UNAIDS' country-level activities.
UNAIDS 2008 Country Progress Report
Reports progress made in implementing the UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS. The report includes summary indicator data through the end of 2007. [PDF, 2.02MB] Also available in Russian.
UNAIDS/WHO Epidemiological Fact Sheet
Statistics on the prevalence and incidence of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, and discussion of knowledge and behaviors related to HIV transmission. 2008. [PDF, 1 MB]
Global Fund Country Programs
Discussion of the national epidemic and description of HIV/AIDS projects supported by the Global Fund, including funding details, planned activities, and expected results.
CDC Global AIDS Program Country Profile
An overview of the HIV/AIDS situation in selected countries, description of the Global AIDS Program response, and contacts and links.
USAID HIV/AIDS Country Profile
A description of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in selected countries, the national response, and USAID programs and support. [PDF, 127K]
WHO HIV/AIDS Treatment Scale-Up Summary Country Profile
A summary of current antiretroviral therapy coverage and resource requirements for scaling up treatment in countries receiving support under the WHO's "3 by 5" treatment initiative. 2005. [PDF, 242K]
Health and Development Profiles
CIA World Factbook
Extensive data over a range of fields, including geography, population, government, the economy, the military, and communications.
Population Reference Bureau Country Profile
Key demographic, health, and development indicators, selected reports and articles, and links.
UNICEF Country Tables
Statistics in the areas of population, mortality, general and reproductive health, and education.
WHO Country Profile
Links to tables containing general health indicators, country profiles on specific diseases, and selected health-related documents. Also in Spanish and French.
Guidelines and Best Practices
Getting Started with Combination Antiretroviral Therapy
Federal Scientific and Methodological Center for AIDS Prevention and Control, Moscow, November 2007. [PDF, 975K] In Russian.
Clinical-Organizational Guidelines on Prevention of HIV Mother-to-Child Transmission
Maternal and Child Health Initiative (MCHI), John Snow, Inc., 2005. [PDF, 400K]
Surveys and Assessments
Behavioral Monitoring Survey, Russia 2005
Family Health International and USAID's Implementing AIDS Prevention and Care (IMPACT) Project, December 2007. [PDF, 891K]
Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Family Planning Practices in HIV-Infected Women Facility Survey
Natalia V. Vartapetova, Anna V. Karpushkina, Maternal and Child Health Initiative, USAID, December 2006. [1.1MB]
Policy Reports and Papers
Enhancing and Expanding PMTCT Services in Russia 2002-2008
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Russian Ministry of Health, June 2008. [PDF, 1.86MB]
HIV/AIDS in Russia: Commitment, Resources, Momentum, Challenges
Morrison J. Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), AIDS Task Force, October 2007. [PDF, 1.0 MB]
Monitoring of the Federal and Regional Programmes for the Prevention of HIV in the Education System
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2007. [PDF, 236K] In Russian.
Federal and Regional Programmes for the Prevention of HIV in the Education System
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2007. [PDF, 236K] In Russian.
Information Needs of People Living with HIV and Young People in the Context of Human Rights and HIV/AIDS
Community of People Living with HIV, UNESCO, Moscow, 2007. [PDF, 265K] In Russian.
Harm Reduction Programs in the Civilian and Prison Sectors of the Russian Federation: Assessment of Best Practices
Open Health Institute, financed by the World Bank, 2006. [PDF, 611K]
Situational Analysis of TB-HIV Co-Infection in Russia and Four QAP Project Regions: Samara, Saratov, Orenburg, and St. Petersburg
USAID, July 2005. [PDF, 341K]
Preventing Child Abandonment and Improving the Living Conditions of the Children Born to HIV-Infected Women in Russia
Transatlantic Partners Against AIDS, April 2005. [PDF, 344K]
HIV/AIDS as a Business Issue in the Russian Federation: Understanding Why and What Should Be Done
Transatlantic Partners Against AIDS, February 2005. [PDF, 748K] Also in Russian.
Journal Articles
Rapid HIV testing and prevention of perinatal HIV transmission in high-risk maternity hospitals in St. Petersburg, Russia
Kissin DM, Akatova N, Rakhmanova AG, Vinogradova EN, Voronin EE, Jamieson DJ, et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Feb;198(2):183.e1-7. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
Peer-Driven HIV Interventions for Drug Injectors in Russia: First Year Impact Results of a Field Experiment
Broadheada RS, Volkanevsky VL, Rydanovab T, Ryabkovab M, Borcha C, van Hulsta Y, Fullertona A, Sergeyevc B, Heckathornd DD. Intrnl Jrnl Drug Policy. 2006 Sept;17(5):379-92. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
Online Books and Chapters
The Economic Impact of HIV and AIDS in Russia: Current Trends and Perspectives
Shombi Sharp, in: HIV/AIDS in Russia and Eurasia, Volume I (p.186-235), Palgrave Macmillan, January 2007. [PDF, 219K]
Provider Education and Training
Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment of HIV Infection: Manual for Students, Interns, Residents, and Physicians in All Specialties
Ministry of Health, Russia, n.d. [Word, 516K]
Program Management Materials
Toolkit for Information Campaigns on HIV/AIDS: Modern Social Technologies
Alexeyeva D, Alekseeva E. Novosibirskaya Humanitarian Project, UNICEF, July 2007. [PDF, 2.89MB] In Russian.
The Concept of HIV\AIDS Preventive Education in School Environment
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2007. [PDF, 2.1MB]
Patient and Community Education
HIV, Pregnancy, and Women's Health
Community of People Living with HIV, Moscow, 2008. [PDF, 817K] In Russian.
How to Protect a Child from HIV/AIDS: Manual for Parents
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2007. [PDF, 740K] In Russian.
Family Planning Guide for HIV Positive Women
John Snow, Inc., USAID Bureau for Global Health, 2006. [PDF, 1.32 MB] In Russian.
HIV/AIDS Prevention among Children and Youth: Training Manual for Lecturers of Pedagogical Universities
Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2006. [PDF, 2.8MB] See also manual for students.
National Organizations
Russian Ministry of Health
AIDS Foundation East-West
Aims to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS in the Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union. Site provides up-to-date HIV/AIDS information in Russian and English for an audience of health professionals, policy makers, officials, and non-governmental organizations.
Siberia-AIDS-Aid Tomsk Regional Charitable Fund
Collaborates with medical associations, AIDS-service agencies, and educational institutions in the Russian Federation.
Transatlantic Partners Against AIDS (TPAA)
TPAA's mission is to effect policy outcomes and undertake related initiatives that will enable Russia, Ukraine, and neighboring countries to be more effective in the global fight against AIDS. In English and Russian.
AIDS in Russia
Site that answers FAQs and provides information on treatment and prevention of HIV.
Russian Federation Community of PLHIV
This non-profit NGO works to increase the quality of life of people living with HIV.
International Organizations
AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP)
Trains scientists to address the global HIV/AIDS and related tuberculosis epidemic through research. A program of the Fogarty International Center and National Institutes of Health.
HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN)
HPTN is a worldwide collaborative clinical trials network that develops and tests the safety and efficacy of primarily non-vaccine interventions designed to prevent the transmission of HIV
USAID Global Health Response Plan
A description of USAID's strategies and activities aimed at lowering HIV prevalence in selected countries.
Family Health International (FHI)
Russian Federation program overview. Includes a description of activities and links to many HIV/AIDS-related reports.
HIV/AIDS Web Sites AIDS in the Russian Federation, Ukraine, and Belarus
Based in the UK, AVERT provides HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services in countries with a high, or rapidly growing rate of infection. Site discusses national epidemic, features HIV/AIDS statistics, youth information, and numerous other resources.
Stop AIDS is a media campaign to combat HIV/AIDS through the media of television and radio programming, print editorial content, consumer products placement, an extensive interactive internet campaign, and free print and online information resources. In Russian.