Los Angeles Times Profiles the Impending HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the Former Soviet Union
The Los Angeles Times today profiles the HIV/AIDS crisis in Russia and other parts of the former Soviet Union, where the sluggish economy, paired with the "burgeoning plague" of injection drug use, has brought the region to the "cusp" of an HIV/AIDS epidemic. The number of people diagnosed with HIV in the region has "explod[ed]" in the past few years, and the number of infected individuals - more than in the United States - represents a "ticking time bomb" in the region that could "mushroo[m] into a human and demographic catastrophe," according to the Times (Daniszewski, Los Angeles Times, 9/9). The complete article is available online.This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.