Table 1

 Results from PLACE assessments in Karaganda, Kazakhstan in 2002 and 2003: characteristics of venues recorded during interviewer visits to venues (Phase 2)

Reported by knowledgeable personVenues (%)
2002 (n = 284)2003 (n = 289)
Men meet men at the venue8.87.3
Sex workers solicit clients at the venue26.845.7
IDUs socialise at the venue50.464.0
IDUs socialise and sex workers solicit clients15.935.3
Condoms were currently available at the venue19.435.0
AIDS prevention activities had occurred at the site7.010.0
Discarded used syringes had been observed at the venue in past 3 months33.542.9