Stigma means Russia risks HIV epidemic as cases rise

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Increased rate of new diagnoses in former Soviet Union runs against a global decline

Stigma around homosexuality and drug use means Russia and some former Soviet Union countries risk developing out-of-control HIV epidemics, experts have said, after data showed a record number of new cases last year.

Most new cases in the former Soviet Union in 2017 were from heterosexual sex as the disease spreads beyond high-risk groups, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

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