Epidemiological situation

Epidemiological situation in Ukraine

Ukraine on a Fast Track to End AIDS by 2030

As one of the 30 Fast Track countries, responsible for 89% of the global AIDS epidemic, Ukraine adopted the 90 90 90 targets and developed the HIV Sustainability Strategy (approved by the Cabinet of Ministers, March 2017). Ukraine numbered 240 000 persons living with HIV.

240 000
people, living with HIV
People living with HIV
should know their HIV status
169 433
people living with HI know their status and linked to medical care
People living with HIV should receive ART
122 697
people living with HIV are receiving ART 
People living with HIV, who are receiving ART should have undetectable viral loads
113 578
people living with HIV, who are receiving ART have undetectable viral loads

* including AR Crimea, the city of Sevastopol, and the non-government controlled territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

Dynamics of changes in HIV / AIDS indicators

AIDS Deaths

AIDS Deaths

New HIV Infections

New HIV Infections

Adults living with HIV, ages 15+

Adults living with HIV, ages 15+

63% of all PLWH in Ukraine are living in 6 regions:
Dnipropetrovsk, Odesa, Mykolaiv, Donetsk, Kyiv Regions and Kyiv

Kyiv Odesa

17% of PLWHIV in Ukraine live in Crimea, Luhansk and Donetsk regions, including in non-government controlled areas; 1.5 million people from these regions are internally displaced within Ukraine.

Kyiv signed the Paris Declaration on April 2016 and became the 1st city in the EECA committing to end AIDS. Following the political commitment made by Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko the Kiev City HIV Council developed the Fast Track Programme 2017-2021 with the target of 82% PLWHIV on ART. Odessa became the second city which signed the Paris Declaration on February 2017.

The epidemic is concentrated in key populations

350 700 Estimated number of people, who inject drugs

22.6% HIV prevalence

86 600 Estimated number of sex workers

5.2% HIV prevalence

179 400 Estimated number of men who have sex with men

7.5% Hiv prevalence

Other populations vulnerable to HIV infection

Internally displaced people

There are about 1.5M IDP in Ukraine. Most IDP are in need of shelter, food and non-food assistance. The risks of HIV and other blood borne diseases transmission significantly increase due to risky behavior, higher risk of sexual violation.


The number of PLWHIV in prisons is 3 860. Only 3200 are receiving ART.

Transgender people

There is a data gap, however research conducted among MSM indicated 2.5% participants self-reported as transgender. The HIV prevalence among this group was 6%.

Uniformed services

Since 2014 the Ukrainian Army doubled to 250 000 due to outbreak of armed conflict. There is a limited data on HIV, however in the conflict area observed high risks of HIV associated with surgical assistance, bl ood transfusion, and high number of sex workers present in the conflict area.