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UNAIDS Envoy Expresses Concern For Crimean Drug Users After Russian Annexation

Agence France-Presse/China Post: UNAIDS envoy worried for Crimean drug users
“The U.N.’s AIDS envoy for Eastern Europe voiced fears Thursday for injecting drug users in Crimea who risk being cut off from a lifeline treatment prohibited in Russia. Michel Kazatchkine said he was worried that heroin replacement programs called opioid substitution therapy (OST) would end for these individuals, stripping them of a major benefit in the fight against HIV…” (Le Roux, 3/22).

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