Meet the women at the centre of Ukraine’s resurgent HIV epidemic

One of the protagonists of Balka, a film which follows the lives of women struggling with drug use and HIV in Ukraine. Source: Open Society Foundations.

On International Women’s Day in early March, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) published a report stating there is an “urgent need” to increase HIV treatment and prevention for women and girls around the world.

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