Andrey Rylkov Foundation
for Health and Social Justice



HIV rate going up in Russia – watchdog
Russia faces alarming growth in HIV infections
Russia’s silent but deadly AIDS epidemic
Death by Indifference: AIDS and Heroin Addiction in Russia
New report of EHRN about drug users’ rights violations in EECA
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April 24th, 2014

We have already written about the situation with human rights violation of patients in TB clinic in the city of Yekaterinburg, Russia. Patients call this clinic "the last way" as they believe that people come here to die. Since 2010 ARF together with local NGOs Chance+ and New Life try to attract any attention to the situation in this clinic and to improve it somehow. Here you may find the update on further negative developments around this TB clinic submitted to e UN Special Rapporteur on the right for health

April 3rd, 2014

54 networks of people who use drugs, harm reduction, drug law reform, HIV professionals, and human rights organisations call the attention of UN and Global Fund to a largely overlooked aspect of the catastrophic situation currently unfolding in the Crimea.

March 24th, 2014

This article will discuss the legal ban on opioid substitution treatment in Russia, looking both at action taken by police and government agencies, and at individual statements made by government representatives. The article will then consider the right to information as part of the right to health, focusing specifically on whether this right encompasses the right to accurate information under domestic law and international human rights standards, before looking at remedies.

March 24th, 2014

If upheld, Crimea's vote to split from Ukraine to join Russia could leave one clear winner: HIV.

March 14th, 2014

Michel Kazatchkine, the UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Eastern-Europe and Central-Asia addressed country delegates at the High Level Segment of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna. You may read the statement and watch the video here.

March 14th, 2014

As of today the stock of medicines for opioid substitution therapy (OST) available on the peninsula, i.e. methadone and buprenorphine, is sufficient for several weeks only. In Sevastopol the situation is the most critical, as OST sites in this city were compelled to start decreasing patients’ dosage.

February 25th, 2014

"After about 15 minutes drive we came to some district located nearby Bassac River. This definitely was not a tourist area, as I haven’t seen any Europeans there except me. The driver turned from the main road to some side lane and we arrived to a very poor-looking street with mostly barracks instead of houses and plenty of rubbish all around with children playing among it" more about outreach work in Phnom Penh in our new article!