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Russia’s HIV Epidemic Continues To Worsen Despite Progress In Other Nations, Regions

Deutsche Welle: Russian HIV epidemic at a tipping point
“World AIDS Day 2016 marks an alarming milestone in Russia; not only did the country register its one millionth case of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, but experts also have reason to believe up to one percent of the Russian population could be infected with the virus. Despite widespread improvement in the fight against AIDS around the globe, the Russian epidemic is one of the fastest growing in the world and according the United Nations is the worst in the European region. Prime Minister Dimity Medvedev has described HIV/AIDS as an ‘issue of national security’…” (Tilton, 11/30).