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Russia's Response to HIV: Too Little, Too Late?

Jan 13, 2016 | 09:15 GMT
Russia's Response to HIV: Too Little, Too Late?
A doctor gives an injection to a patient at a special AIDS clinic in Irkutsk, Siberia.
(ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

The Kremlin's reluctance to address Russia's HIV epidemic has led to an explosion in the number of new cases. Cultural, political and economic factors have contributed to the spread of the disease in Russia, and although Moscow has said it will spend more money on treatment and prevention, there are few steps the Kremlin will be willing to take to slow the spread of the virus. Even if Russia were to drastically increase funding and education, the epidemic has grown so much that it would still affect Russia's workforce significantly....

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