Monday, February 26, 2018

Social Conservatism Fuels Russia’s HIV Epidemic

Thank you Randy for this paper:

It’s no easy feat: The Kremlin and its allies are pushing a socially conservative, hands-off, and often church-influenced approach to sexual and reproductive health, as well as drug policy. Fueling an epidemic, state policies and inaction have led to more cases than ever of Russians contracting or dying from HIV/AIDS. At least 14,631 Russians died from AIDS-related symptoms in the first half of 2017—an increase of more than 13 percent from the year earlier. Russia now hosts the largest HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, which, along with the Middle East and North Africa, make up the world’s only two regions where the rate of HIV cases is rising.
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Ccылка на плозстатью за подписью Казачкина, то-есть, не располагает к доверию, но есть цитирование источников.ру. Номера регионов, см туда.

In January 2016, Russia registered its millionth HIV-positive person, a 26-year-old woman. Actual numbers are likely much higher, according to health experts.


  1. отличная статья, мастрид просто:
    Women’s access to abortion, currently legal and provided by the state, could also be threatened. The church-led anti-abortion movement is gathering steam, capitalizing on nationalism and declining Russian birth rates to sway attitudes against legal abortion.

  2. In the past, most HIV positive Russians contracted the virus through intravenous drug use. That’s changing: The number of people contracting HIV from heterosexual sex will soon overtake new HIV infections from drug use, according to experts. And an increasing number of newly infected Russians—some 38 percent in 2015—are women.

    Всётки при половой передаче эпидемия не может расти с такой скоростью, но надо щетать — а денег под это никто не даст