Critical Failure

Russia faces a growing AIDS crisis with 20,000 expected deaths in 2017—a number rising with the government’s failure to adequately fund treatment for people living with HIV.
 
Currently, federal clinics are budgeted to treat about 300,000 HIV patients, and many will only see those at critical stages before it becomes full-blown AIDS. But there are some 900,000 Russians diagnosed with HIV and 100,000 new infections every year.
 
Adding to the crisis: Clinics in Moscow are refusing to register local patients, claiming residents must make (often inconvenient) monthly trips back to their hometown clinics to receive treatment and medication.
 
Source: RadioFree Europe Radio Liberty

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