“Family is the most important thing in the world “

Princess Diana


Dear Friends,

We wanted to sincerely apologize for delaying last month’s newsletter. April’s newsletter is dedicated to the theme of sex education and HIV/AIDS prevention in Central Asia. Sex education may be the last thing you are thinking about in the course of your daily lives, but it is a significant issue for people in both developing and developed countries. Sexual education has not been a part of the rich cultural heritage of Central Asia, but is becoming a topic of discussion in the modern age.  Appropriate education about safe sex practices solves the problems which are usually unexpected and hit the hardest when they occur. There are reports that sexual pathway is becoming predominant in HIV transmission in Kazakhstan. HIV is shifting from more vulnerable populations such intravenous drug users and sex workers, as was the case with 98 HIV positive sex workers identified in Almaty, Kazakhstan, to the general population. Recently, 47 cases of HIV infection were found among teachers in Karaganda region, the province in Kazakhstan. While overall trend of HIV infection is still relatively low (officially reported to be at 0.1% of the population), there is an alarming trend for increased incidence in the last decade. Teen pregnancy rates, as well as newborn abandonment, are becoming an alarming trend in the country rapidly picked up by the popular media. We in the CAJGH team are concerned with this situation and believe that sexual education is a cornerstone of sexually transmitted disease prevention and efficient family planning. We would like to encourage research on these topics from your countries and suggest using our journal as the scientific platform for this discussion.

HIV prevention programs are a major effort not only on national, but on international levels:

“This article explores the relationship of global institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization, World Bank, and individual developing countries in social health policy making in terms of HIV and AIDS.”

What do you think about HIV prevention programs in your country? Please see the full text article and many others in the link below:http://cajgh.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/cajgh/article/view/27

For more research on health issues in Central Asian and around the globe please visit the page of our journal (http://cajgh.pitt.edu/). Reading and publishing in our journal is absolutely free!


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Central Asian Journal of Global Health is a biannual journal aimed at everybody working in the fields of public health and medicine. Specifically, it aims to focus on the geographic region that is oftentimes not sufficiently highlighted by existing journals, Central Asian countries. In addition to research in Central Asia, the journal is opened to submissions from other countries.  It provides forum for discussion for all aspects of public health, medicine, and global health in Central Asia and around the world. We welcome contributions from established researchers, especially those working on cutting edge questions, but we are also keen to act as a supportive environment for new investigators and with those who never published in English language journals. 


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Best wishes,

Faina Linkov, PhD


Central Asian Journal of Global Health



Shalkar Adambekov, MSc

Central Asian Editorial Board,

Central Asian Journal of Global Health