HIV denial movement fuels Russian epidemic

Medical Xpress| Wed Nov 29 22:40:59 EST 2017
Fewer than half of Russians with HIV are taking antiretroviral drugs, in part because of a conspiracy theory that the AIDS-causing virus is a myth invented by the West, officials and activists say. While AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections are falling across the globe, in Eastern Europe and Central Asia statistics grow more alarming by the year. According to official figures, 80 people died daily from AIDS-related issues in Russia in the first six months of 2017, up from about 50 daily deaths in 2016. Over 900,000 Russians are living with HIV today, with 10 new cases every hour, figures published by the government say. But fewer than half are getting the medication that could help the..

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