Officially registered HIV cases New HIV cases Officially registered HIV/TB cases Officially registered deaths because of AIDS Estimated Hepatitis C cases Officially registered cases of sexually transmitted diseases
8,224 (July 2016) 1,041 (2016) 156 (2015) 107 (2016) 80 (2012) 2,379 (2012)


The Republic of Tajikistan is the poorest country in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) with few employment opportunities that causes extreme level of external labor migration. According to the World Bank, in 2013 nearly 46% of Tajikistan’s budget was formed by money transfers of labor migrants. Nearly 74% of the population lives in the rural area. In 2012 the World Bank reported the lowest per capita income of $860 and a high rate of population that lives in extreme poverty.

Due to existing religious and traditional concepts, women have subordinate status in families and in society. Existing family traditions do not allow women to participate in decision making process related to private and public life. Currently rural women have low level of educational, few professional skills and little job qualification. Cases of early marriages are frequent among rural women and the level of income remains low.

The Government of the Republic of Tajikistan adheres to its political commitments to fight against HIV/AIDS and continues to support to programmes run by international organizations and donor agencies. Local NGOs and grassroots organizations of people who use drugs and people living with HIV are represented in the national coordination and implementation of projects on HIV and TB prevention and treatment.



Republican Public Organization “AIDS Foundation East-West – Tajikistan”
Republic of Tajikistan
Apt. 223, bld. 11, Rahimi Str.
734043 Dushanbe

Tel: (+992) 935 83 25 78
e-mail: tajikistan@AFEW.tj