Nov 30, 2006

Officialy, 362,000 Russians HIV Positive

According to Russia's chief sanitary doctor Gennady Onishchenko, there are currently 362,000 people registered with HIV in Russia, RIA Novosti reports. However, according to Vadim Pokrovsky, head of Russia's federal AIDS research center and a leading Russian expert on HIV/AIDS, the actual number of HIV positive cases may be closer to one million.
BBC presents a profile of four Russians diagnosed with HIV as a part of their coverage of World Aids Day on December 1.

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