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December 3rd, 2016

Drug treatment centres in Moscow have reportedly begun distributing the overdose reversal drug naloxone to people who use heroin and other opiates.


November 25th, 2016

Apathy and political expedience have shaped the Kremlin’s frozen-in-time views on the virus. Will officials finally act to prevent a national health crisis?


November 22nd, 2016

Epidemiologists have developed the means to stop HIV in its tracks, but Russia is barely listening


November 17th, 2016

Text of a speech given by the representative of the Andrey Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice on 16th November 2016 in London (UK) at the launch of the '"Global State of Harm Reduction 2016" report


November 7th, 2016

The Government of Ukraine has announced that in 2017 it will fully finance from its budget the national opioid substitution therapy programme for people who use drugs. Approximately US$ 500 000 will be allocated to enable 8000 people who inject drugs to continue to access the therapy in 2017.


November 7th, 2016

This week, an HIV epidemic has been officially declared in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, where the health department estimates 1 out of every 50 residents is a carrier of the virus. The government has been hesitant to recognize that Russia is experiencing one of the world’s fastest-growing HIV epidemics.


October 31st, 2016

“I had to abandon home, family and friends to a place where nobody was waiting for me.” Former injectable drug user Ivan spoke to me in Ukraine’s capital of Kiev late in 2014.