In Ukraine, 120 000 people - some 30 per cent - of all people living with HIV are women.
Lack of awareness of the right information regarding HIV infection is a major contributing factor.
"Many nurses and doctors are scared of providing services to people and even children living with HIV," she said, describing how a nurse refused to take a blood sample from her daughter for her first HIV test.
Further discrimination followed Valeria's daughter. With 'HIV' featured in her health records, no kindergarten or school would admit her.
"Children are at no fault, they have a right to schooling and treatment, just like other children," said Valeria.
She started antiretroviral treatment (ART) a year and a half ago.
According to the UNAIDS 2004 global epidemiological report, women and young people are the most vulnerable groups to HIV infection.
HIV infection is rising sharply among the general population. It's everywhere now," said Svetlana Antonyak, an experienced HIV/AIDS physician at Kiev's Lavra clinic.
In April 2004, half of the new HIV cases in her clinic were not drugs users at all.
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