Andrey Rylkov Foundation
for Health and Social Justice
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May 9th, 2017

Russia is one of the only places in the world where the number of HIV infections is rising. One of the reasons for this is the country’s repressive drug policy.


March 25th, 2017

The government refuses to acknowledge that it isn't supporting more than a million people infected by HIV/AIDS.


March 4th, 2017

In Russia, a punitive Soviet approach to drug users is still in place. But a new generation of activists is ready to challenge it.


January 16th, 2017

The Andrey Rylkov Foundation distributes sterile needles to people who use drugs on the streets of Moscow. Now they are facing the Ministry of Justice which is accusing them of being “foreign agents”. Ivan Varentsov explains the case.


December 28th, 2016

“H.I.V. is not a personal problem, it is a social problem, and it should be solved as a social problem,” Elena Plotnikova, who works for the foundation, said as she handed out supplies. “The basic attitude of the government is: You made a bad decision and we are not going to help you.”


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 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.