Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Criminological Profile of HIV/AIDS Spread in Ukraine

Author(s): Volodymyr Cherniei, Oleksandr Dzhuzha, Andrii Zapototskyi, Vitalii Vasylevych, Dmytro Tychyna

Purpose: The aim of the article is to examine the spread of HIV/AIDS in Ukraine. Methodology: The methodology of the empirical part of the study is based on general scientific methods, the main of which are the method of systemic analysis, logical and legal, comparative and legal, statistical methods. Results of the Study: The status, structure, dynamics and geographical distribution of the infection were studied, as well as feedback mechanism between AIDS spread and antisocial, immoral behavior and criminality was considered. Practical Implementation: The spread of AIDS in Ukraine is to some extent explained by the following factors: AIDS is more urban phenomenon than the rural one; it is closely linked to resort towns, which are characterized by the development of a “leisure industry” that increases the influx of immoral population. Value/Originality: This Article is considered to be the first attempt to scrutinize the problem of the spread of HIV/AIDS in Ukraine.