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Russian HIV Patients Deal With Persistent Stigma As Incidence Rises


Russian HIV Patients Deal With Persistent Stigma As Incidence Rises
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Nearly 160,000 new cases of HIV were diagnosed in Europe last year -- and two-thirds of those cases were in Russia. Researchers say the stigma surrounding the disease makes it harder to share prevention and treatment information with the public. Ahead of World AIDS Day on December 1, RFE/RL's Russian Service spoke to one HIV patient in Moscow, who described the routine prejudice he faces.

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