Andrey Rylkov Foundation
for Health and Social Justice

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.

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 2nd, 2016

Russia’s contempt for effective drug and HIV policies is killing its citizens

September 5th, 2016

Maksim Malyshev works as a social worker with a local NGO in Moscow, which promotes humane drug policies. He worries about the negative impact that the government's approach has on Russians living with HIV. He can't understand whether Russia's leadership simply doesn't care or is just incompetent.

March 13th, 2016

Russia’s federal AIDS center recently diagnosed its millionth patient with HIV but there is still no access to OST.

February 20th, 2016

With Russia’s HIV infection rate continuing to spiral, activists say the state can no longer drag its heels over improved treatment and prevention measures

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