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Discrimination, Stigma Help Fuel HIV Incidence Increase In Russia, Eastern Europe

Deutsche Welle: Hate, discrimination lead to rise of HIV in Russia, experts say “Experts are shocked over the spread of HIV in Russia and Eastern Europe. The problem has reached epidemic proportions, despite the fact that methods for stopping the spread of the virus are well known…” (Esipov, 10/19).

Portugal’s Public Health Approach To Drugs Serves As Global Model

New York Times: How to Win a War on Drugs Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “…Portugal … has become a model for a drug policy that is not only compassionate but also effective. … The public health approach arises from an increasingly common view worldwide that addiction is a…

Russian Government’s Actions On AIDS Fall Short, Doctors, People Living With HIV Say

PRI: While the Russian government looks away, AIDS spreads quickly “…AIDS has plagued Russians for decades, but stigma around the disease has been heightened by a government that prefers to pretend it doesn’t exist, activists say. [Dr. Yelena Orlova-Morozova, one of Moscow’s leading HIV doctors for the region’s state clinic,]…

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.…

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