Online HIV Prevention and Treatment Training

In cooperation with the Tashkent Medical Institute for Advanced Training, UNODC conducted a nationwide series of video-seminars aimed at training general practitioners and infection diseases doctors on HIV prevention, treatment and care for People Who Inject Drugs (PWIDs) in Uzbekistan.

Using modern communication technologies, a team of national trainers trained by UNODC (Epidemiologist/HIV specialist, Drug Abuse Treatment specialist and RH/Obstetrics specialist) conducted a series of video-seminars for a total of 135 general practitioners and infection diseases doctors from different regions including Bukhara, Navoi, Khoresm, Kashkadarya, Tashkent and Karakalpakstan. During the seminars, participants learned about the international standards in HIV prevention and treatment among PWIDs and discussed issues related to stigma and discrimination.

The trainings were organized within the framework of the UNODC project XCE/A01, funded by USAID in Uzbekistan, with the objective of training specialists aimed at providing effective HIV prevention and care among vulnerable groups in Central Asia and Eastern Europe.

Drug abuse treatment specialist Dr. Furkat Bakhramov leads the seminar on HIV prevention in Tashkent. Participants from Khoresm join the seminar via online.

Reproductive health/Obstetrics specialist Dr. Uktam Jalalov and Epidemiologist/HIV specialist Dr.Guzal Giysaova conducts video-seminars in the Recourse Center of the Tashkent Medical Institute for Advance Training.