Uzbekistan

National policy
National policy/strategy or official recommendations on HIV testing?Yes
Who can administer HIV tests?
Restrictions on who can legally administer HIV tests?Yes
Which groups can legally do HIV testing?
  • Specialist clinic staff (doctor and/nurse) only
  • Any doctor/nurse (not necessarily in a specialist clinic)
  • specialized nurses only, not any nurse
Further commentsThere are basic requirements described in the Order of Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Free HIV testing
HIV testing free to all who want it?Yes for all
Further commentsFor Uzbek nationals only
Is free HIV testing available?Across whole country
Further commentsWith all TSSPID based CD
HIV testing restrictions
HIV testing access restricted for some groups/populations?Yes
Which groups are restricted
  • Men who have sex with men
  • People who inject drugs
  • Sex workers
  • Migrants
  • Transgender people
  • Prisoners and incarcerated people
Further commentsOur Uzbek respondents have indicated that there are restrictions for all of the above - but have not provided us any further information as to these restrictions
Availability of testing in non-clinical settings
Is testing available in any of the following ways?
Postal HIV sampling legal?No
Home HIV testing legal?No
Community testing at NGOs legal?No
Community/outreach event testing legal?No
OtherIt has also been approved that the NGO consortium Cancer Society of Uzbekistan and the Community of PLHIV Ltd are able to make these tests
Rapid tests used by community based testing services/initiatives?Finger blood
Anonymity/Confidentiality of HIV testing
Anonymous testing available?Yes
If yes, please give detailsConfidentiality is assured by the use of a unique id code without personal info
If not, why not, what sort of information is required and is there any promise of confidentiality?
Discrimination & equality
Legislation
Legislation protecting the rights of people with HIV?Yes
Further commentsLaw on HIV 2013, the abolition of deportation of foreigners
Other key populations
Needle exchange available for people who inject drugs?Yes
Further comments
Opiate substitution therapy available?No
Further commentsThe program was closed in 2009.
Are PWID (people who inject drugs) excluded from HIV treatment while actively using drugs?No
Further comments
Legal to sell sex?No
Further comments
Legal to buy sex?No
Further comments
Access to HIV Treatment
Free access to HIV treatment?Yes, for some
Further commentsonly for citizens
Status and access to HIV treatment and care in your country
Access to HIV treatment restricted for certain populations with HIV?Yes
Which groups are restricted?
  • Men who have sex with men
  • Migrants
If more than one of the above populations selected, please give more information
Status
Country statusNon-EU / Non EFTA
Mobility in Europe
Do the following groups/populations have legal access to HIV treatment? (i.e provided on the same basis as citizens of the country)
Legal treatment access: Other EU migrant nationalsN/A
If yes but exceptions, please describe
Legal treatment access: general non-EU migrantsNo
If yes but exceptions, please describe
Legal treatment access: Non-EU migrants with asylum/refugee statusNo
If yes but exceptions, please describe
Legal treatment access: Non-EU migrants who are undocumentedNo
If yes but exceptions, please describe
Further comments
About this data
Last minor revision11 October 2016
Last major revision11 October 2016
Published19 January 2017
Data sourcesAs well as responses from in-country individuals and organisations information and data was taken from the following sources:http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/healthtopics/aids/Pages/monitoring-dublin-declaration.aspx
Sex Work Laws
These included  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostitution_by_country#Europe
The Global Network of Sex Work Projects www.nswp.org and country sources and http://sexualrightsdatabase.org/map/21/Adult%20sex%20work and http://spl.ids.ac.uk/sexworklaw
Drug use
Needle exchange information was taken from Harm Reduction International who have an interactive tool https://www.hri.global/global-state-of-harm-reduction
Criminal Law
http://criminalisation.gnpplus.net has useful info about the criminal law and is searchable by country as well as http://www.hivjustice.net/site/countries/
MSM
http://ilga.org/what-we-do/state-sponsored-homophobia-report/ (2016)
Data contacts

Responses received from Daycare center for ALHIV and Community of PLHIV in Uzbekistan (www.plh.uz)

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