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Russian AIDS Expert Says Country’s Growing HIV Epidemic Due To Lack Of Funding, Family-Values-Based Prevention Approach

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“…Moscow is at the epicenter of a rising HIV epidemic: while the number of those infected in Russia pales in comparison with the numbers in sub-Saharan Africa, it is one of the few countries where rates are growing rather than declining. … According to [Vadim Pokrovsky, head of the Federal AIDS Center in Moscow], the failure stems from a lack of funding and the Kremlin’s family-values-based approach to HIV prevention…” (Luhn, 5/23).

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