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CNN Examines Russia’s Worsening HIV Epidemic

CNN: On the front lines of Russia’s ‘staggering’ HIV epidemic “…The Russian Federal AIDS Center reports that infection rates grew at an average of 10 percent annually for the past five years. In December, the center said that there were more than 1.1 million diagnosed cases of HIV in Russia.…

‘Science Speaks’ Examines Findings From New Study On Geographic Differences In Hepatitis C Incidence Among People Who Inject Drugs

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Where harm reduction policies went up, hepatitis C incidence went down, study finds Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses findings from research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases examining differences in hepatitis C infection trends among people who inject drugs…

In Humanosphere Podcast, Health Poverty Action Official Discusses How War On Drugs Affects Economic, Social Development In Developing Countries

Humanosphere: The war on drugs is affecting the developing world, but not in the ways you might think In this podcast, Imana Gunawan, social media manager and producer of the podcast at Humanosphere, and Tom Paulson, Humanosphere founder and executive editor, “talk with Natasha Horsfield — policy and advocacy officer…

HIV Cases Continue To Rise In Russia Because Of Government’s Rejection Of Proven Prevention Methods Among Drug Users, Experts Say

Foreign Policy: Russia’s Silent HIV Epidemic “…Today, there are an estimated 1.5 million people who have been diagnosed with HIV or AIDS in Russia, which has a population of 140 million. … Despite the startling statistics, the Kremlin refuses to embrace the globally accepted, evidence-based strategies that reduce the spread…

Global Commission On Drug Policy Calls For Decriminalization Of Drugs In Annual Report

The Guardian: It’s time to decriminalize drugs, commission report says “World leaders called for the decriminalization of drugs on Monday, in a report released by a commission that includes the former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and former presidents of Colombia, Mexico, and Brazil. The Global Commission on Drug Policy’s annual…

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