WHO officials press Russia to consider needle exchanges to reduce spread of HIV and AIDS

Osborn, Andrew
September 2010
BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;9/25/2010, Vol. 341 Issue 7774, p628
Academic Journal
The article reports that the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging Russia to change its approach to managing HIV and AIDS. At the annual conference of WHO's regional committee for Europe in 2010, WHO officials learned that Russia is one of the countries with the fastest growing number of HIV cases. WHO officials encourage Russian officials to implement needle exchange programs for injecting drug users, along with removing the ban on the use of opioid substitution therapy with methadone and buprenorphine.


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