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Russia’s Resistance To Effective HIV Policies Contributing To Increase In Cases, The Economist Reports

The Economist: HIV in Russia: Immune to reason
“…In most of the world the threat of HIV/AIDS has receded. The exceptions are eastern Europe and Central Asia. In Russia, which accounts for more than 80 percent of new infections in the region, 51,000 people were diagnosed in the first five months of this year. In January registered HIV cases there topped one million. … Bad policies and neglect have fed the epidemic. Russia has eschewed the kind of sex education and drug policies that have been shown to work elsewhere…” (10/1).

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