According to the Center for Public Health in the structure of HIV transmission patterns, the increasingly important epidemic value becomes the sexual path (61.6%, 2016 p.); At the same time, the relevance of the parenteral transmission pathway in drug administration remains high, despite the tendency to decrease (21.8%, 2016).
Among HIV-infected persons registered in 10 months of 2017, 63.8% were sexually transmitted infected, 21.5% — by parenteral injection of narcotic substances. More than 170,000 HIV-infected people are registered in Ukraine, but according to expert estimates, about one-third of infected people know about their HIV status, the total number of people living with HIV in Ukraine is 377,600.
Every year in Ukraine, from 2 to 3,000 patients are diagnosed for AIDS. In the period from 1987 to June 2017, 306,295 cases of HIV infection have been officially registered in Ukraine among Ukrainian citizens, including 97,584 cases of AIDS and 43,206 deaths from AIDS-related diseases (Center for Public Health, 2017)