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 of the epidemic among drug users. And the government’s defiance in its policy, according to health experts, is almost certain to result in increased cases of HIV infections…” (Hoskins, 11/22).