This is a Working copy of the Report prepared by the Knowledge for Action in HIV/AIDS in the Russian Federation Programme funded by the UK Department for International Development. The programme was implemented jointly by UK and Russian researchers between September 2002 and September 2006. This paper outlines the first draft of the Report prepared in August 2005 for consultations between programme partners. The consultation process was undertaken between September 2005 and June 2006 and included a series of high level and working meetings with a wide range of national and international stakeholders. The primary purpose of the programme has been to support effective decision-making processes in the area of HIV/AIDS in Russia; and the report findings have aimed primarily at Russian national and local policy-makers and practitioners. Therefore, comments, amendments and additions recommended by programme partners through the process of consultations have been introduced in the Russian copy of the Report only. The English version does not include any changes made to the Report since August 2005 and should be referred to as a working document only. For more complete and up to date version of the Report the readers are advised to refer to the Russian version of the Report published in October 2006. Both versions are appended.
The report comprises the following chapters:
2. Risk behaviour in vulnerable and general populations
3. Modelling the HIV epidemic in Russia and the epidemiological impact of interventions
4. Economics of the HIV epidemic in the Russian Federation
5. Analysis of incremental cost-effectiveness of HIV prevention interventions in Altai krai
6. HIV/AIDS response in Russia: Opportunities for strengthening national and local actions
Knowledge for Action in HIV/AIDS in the Russian Federation. Report of findings, Working Document, 206 pp.