2019 Analytical Report: Current trends of changing behavior patterns in the opioid users creating risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS in Uzbekistan

The study was conducted in March 2018 on the basis of the Tashkent City Narcological Dispensary. The target group was the opioid users, registered by the Tashkent City Narcological Dispensary for the period 2000-2017, and were under supervision of narcologists before the start of the study. A complete sample included 102 opioid drug users, of whom the main group consisted of all 52 drug dependent individuals (48 men and 4 women), who had HIV-positive status at the time of the study. Among HIV-negative opioid users who were under supervision of the Tashkent City Narcological Dispensary, a comparison group of 50 people (48 men and 2 women) was selected by a method of random numbers.