HIV and Capacity of Law-Enforcement Agencies:

Focus on Curriculum Development and Education in the Police Academy

As protectors and guardians of public safety, police should be trusted to respect human dignity and uphold the human rights of all people. Nevertheless, throughout the world, policemen are too often associated with, and sometimes even perform violence and repression which are far from their civil and social goals. This thrill is especially common in communities living on the periphery of society, in the shadow of punitive laws and with a sharp cessation of police practice, especially people who inject drugs. 

Police and civil society can build mutual trust and work in partnership to ensure the implementation of safe, sensitive and inclusive HIV programmes.  The international community has committed to the target of ending AIDS by 2030 as part of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda and to be successful, all groups of population should be able to practice their rights fully, including equal access to life-saving HIV services.

Led by national experts from the National AIDS Center, Tashkent Institute for Advance Medical Training, and the "Intilish" NGO, a master-class on HIV services was conducted in the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan on 12 May 2018 in Tashkent.  During the class, lectors and specialists of the Academy received up-to-date information on HIV situation in Uzbekistan, international and national standards of comprehensive HIV service package for people who inject drugs, harm reduction programs, issues related to stigma and discrimination towards vulnerable groups of population.

The class allowed to define main priorities for development and modernization of the curriculum in the Academy; identify necessary steps for staff training and retraining also in line with a new stage of reforms in the country and close cooperation with civil society and communities.      

The activity was implemented by the UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia (ROCA) within the framework of UBRAF (UNAIDS Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework). 


For more information please contact:

Dr. Nazokat Kasymova, National Project Officer


30a, Abdulla Kahhar Street
Tashkent 700100, Uzbekistan
Tel.: +998 71 120 80 50
Fax: +998 71 120 62 90