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HIV in Russia

To date, injecting drug users in Russia are among the most vulnerable to contracting HIV. Over 70% of people living with HIV in Russia have experience of injecting drug use. Therefore, unfortunately, due to the extent of HIV infection, a growing number of drug users face on a daily basis problems caused by a violation of human rights in the context of HIV / AIDS.
This topic provides materials on the situation with HIV in Russia, human rights violation in the context of HIV infection, as well as how to protect the rights in case of such violation.


December 15th, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — On a frigid evening on the outskirts of Moscow, two HIV-prevention activists unzip backpacks, pull out packs of hypodermic needles and start discretely approaching people leaving a nearby pharmacy with an offer that could save their lives. One man, cheeks sunken and behavior jittery, takes a plastic bag full of needles, a […]


November 16th, 2015

Very soon, on 23 - 24 March 2016, Moscow will host the 5th Eastern Europe and Central Asia AIDS Conference. Here are few opinions regarding should civil society and particularly community representatives participate in it or not.


July 15th, 2015

Leading AIDS expert says at least 2 million will be infected within the next five years


May 25th, 2015

Infection rates are set to hit three million, but drug use and unsafe sex - the main causes - are rife. The Guardian on HIV in Russia and the work of our harm reduction project in Moscow.


May 21st, 2015

Former UK Health Secretary Lord Fowler about HIV epidemic in Russia and the work of our Foundation


August 21st, 2014

"Even if the Russian government wakes up and finally begins to really actively fight the epidemic, the effect of preventative measures will not begin to show until two or three years later, and by that time Russia will need to cure up to 1 million HIV-positive people, which requires huge resources: not only money, but also infrastructure, doctors, etc.," said Vadim Pokrovsky, director of the Federal AIDS Center.


June 3rd, 2014

International bodies and local campaign groups have repeatedly criticised Russia for not doing anywhere near enough in terms of providing prevention services or access to medical treatment for HIV/AIDS sufferers.


May 16th, 2014

This post is a speech given by Michel Kazatchkine on the opening day of the 4th Conference on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.


May 16th, 2014

As Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova trumpeted Russia's progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, critics insist that the government policy prohibiting methadone substitution continues to hamper efforts to slow the spread of the disease.


November 23rd, 2013

Between January and September this year more than 54,000 new HIV cases were registered, which was 7.1% up on the same period of 2012