AIDS OFFICIAL: HIV SPREADING FAST IN RUSSIA
22 November, 08:36 | www.kyivpost.com
MOSCOW (AP) -- A top Russian anti-AIDS coordinator on Friday lambasted the government's approach to fighting HIV, saying the number of registered cases was growing 10 percent a year despite increased federal funding.
A misguided focus on treatment instead of prevention has undermined efforts to combat AIDS, said Vadim Pokrovsky, head of the state-funded Federal AIDS Center, which is charged with coordinating efforts.
''It seems to me that we still have no national policy on fighting AIDS,'' Pokrovsky said. ''We are running in place, and meanwhile HIV is spreading.''