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October 29, 2009
HIV infection rates continue to climb in Russia

Today, Russia’s top epidemiologist, Gennady Onishchenko, said Russia will continue to follow an abstinence-based strategy for curbing the spread of HIV, despite the urging of experts and activists. Rates of HIV infection in Russia have doubled in the past eight years.

Daljit Dhaliwal talks about AIDS prevention policy in Russia with Rowena Johnston of amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research. While Russia has made progress in blocking HIV transmission between mothers and babies, Johnston says Russia draws too much on ideology — rather than science — for prevention strategies.

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I think we should keep every body happy and create
a gay blood bank

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