Kazakhstan

Overview of HIV and Drug Use in Kazakhstan
Today, the HIV epidemic in Kazakhstan is relatively young and is highly concentrated among injecting drug users and sex workers. Kazakhstan’s location on major drug trafficking arteries, in addition to high rates of unemployment, migration and poverty, high-risk behaviour has contributed to rising HIV infection rates.

Our Work in Kazakhstan
Social Intervention Group leadership, the Global Health Center of Central Asia has been working in Kazakhstan for over ten years with a multi-disciplinary team of faculty, scientists, researchers, and students. Advancing solutions to health and social issues, including overlapping risk environments of HCV, TB and MDR-TB in Kazakhstan among general population and particularly among migrant workers. Research and advocacy projects currently focus on generating evidenced-based research for overdose prevention include advancing use of peer-distributed Naloxone. Another ongoing area of research and training is HIV prevention among those at high-risk for infection including injection drug users and sex workers. The GHRCCA branch office in Almaty is the regional hub for ongoing HIV, TB, and other social and health research and training in the Central Asia region, coordinating projects with partners in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

Research Studies
Caravan, Silk Road Health Reninsannce, TB Mapping