Awash in AIDS. How Russia’s economic crisis is skyrocketing HIV infections again

Over the past two years, tens of thousands of HIV-positive patients in Russia have been left without medication, due to shortages and bureaucratic mistakes. Some patients are undergoing the risky transition from foreign drugs to domestically-made Russian medicine. Against the backdrop of an economic crisis and unstable exchange rate, many hospitals and patients can no longer afford the necessary treatment. Ilya Rozhdestvensky takes a look at how the lives of HIV-positive patients have changed since the economic crisis set in.

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