January 19, 2011
Unchecked Injection Drug Use Slows HIV Prevention in Russia
Expanding injection drug use is slowing HIV prevention in Russia, The New York Times reports. Of the nearly 60,000 new cases of HIV documented in 2009, health officials believe more than 60 percent of those cases are caused by injection drug use and the other cases were contracted through unprotected sex with injection drug users. Officials estimate more than 1 million people use injection drugs in Russia and share tainted needles with each other.
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