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Russia’s HIV/AIDS epidemic is getting worse, not better

03 Aug

In 2015, a dermatologist in Russia’s fourth largest city, Yekaterinburg, diagnosed Katia with herpes. “I had no idea what it was,” says Katia, who asked that her last name not be used. But because she had suffered repeated illnesses over the preceding 2 years and had an alcoholic ex-boyfriend who simultaneously had other girlfriends, she suspected that something more serious might be wrong. She asked the doctor to give her a referral for an HIV test. “Why?” he asked. “Are you going to marry a foreigner?”

“I persisted and said, ‘I’m not leaving here until I get a referral.’”

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/06/russia-s-hivaids-epidemic-getting-worse-not-better

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