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. ‘It is staggering,’ said Dr. Masoud Dara, head of the World Health Organization’s Joint Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Program. For the past decade, the problem has only been getting worse. … Experts … argue that the worsening HIV epidemic in Russia is due to a perfect storm of factors, including questionable government policies and neglected societal problems…” (Watson et al., 6/7).