Russian Government’s Policies Worsening HIV Epidemic, Expert Says

Agence France-Presse: AIDS expert flays Kremlin, says Russia’s HIV epidemic worsening
“Russia’s top AIDS expert lambasted the Kremlin’s increasingly conservative agenda Thursday, saying the HIV epidemic is worsening and at least two million Russians are likely to be infected in about five years. Vadim Pokrovsky, head of the country’s state AIDS center, said the Kremlin’s policies promoting traditional family values had failed to halt the spread of the deadly virus…” (Smolchenko, 5/14).