Russian Government’s Focus On HIV Treatment Poses Challenges For Advocates Working To Prevent Disease

Agence France-Presse: Activists struggle in fight with Russian AIDS epidemic
“…The figures show the [Russian] government’s [HIV/AIDS] policy — focusing exclusively on treatment rather than prevention — is having disastrous consequences. The number of Russians registered with HIV rose to around 930,000 as of last year from around 500,000 in 2010, according to official statistics, but some caution these figures are likely to be an underestimate…” (Delany, 6/16).

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