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Table 2 Word counts of terms related to key affected populations: HIV policies of Ukraine, 1992–2015

From: ‘Virus Carriers’ and HIV testing: navigating Ukraine’s HIV policies and programming for female sex workers

Word counts, number of times used 1992–1994 1995–1998 1999–2000 2001–2003 2004–2008 2009–2013 2014–2018
National Programme, years
Diseased with AIDS 31 23 17 6 44 20 6
Diseased with narcomania    12     
Groups of increased risk        10
Groups of people with behaviour not approved by society   1      
HIV infected   35   18 41 22 3
Homosexuals/homosexual contact 2 1      
Injecting drug users/Injection drug use     7 7 3  
Injecting narcomaniacs    2     
Injecting opioid drug users        1
Narcomania   4 42     
Narcomaniacs 3 6 5 1    
Narcomaniacs law breakers    1     
Cults of debauchery 1       
Persons who are engaged in prostitution       1  
People living with HIV        16
Representatives of the risk groups       5  
People providing sexual services for payment     2    
People suspected to have HIV 1   13     
People who belong to at-risk groups 4 4      
People who inject drugs   5      
People who suffered because of HIV      3   
Prostitutes/prostitution 2    1 1   
Prostitutes who are identified as such according to the law   1      
Sources of HIV   1      
Virus/HIV carriers 17 1      
Vulnerable groups     9 19