Meager Response

Russia’s HIV/AIDS epidemic is worsening amid paltry government response and ongoing denial: The Ministry of Health’s estimate of about 1 million people living with HIV minimizes expert assessments of closer to 2 million. Numbers aside, even the MoH admits that only a third of people who know their status receive antiretroviral regimens.

Despite an exodus of NGOs in the last decade, informal networks and community groups have sprung up to help circumvent a serpentine medical system that often denies medication to those needing ARVs (some were even told their viral levels were too low to necessitate ARVs) and provide harm reduction prevention strategies.



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