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HIV/AIDS and needle exchanges in Ukraine




 

Ukraine is, with Russia, amongst the countries in Europe with the highest rates of HIV infection.

In Ukraine around 60 people are infected daily and over 235,000 people live with HIV/AIDS.

So I was delighted when Alliance Ukraine, a member of the Brighton-based International HIV/AIDS Alliance, organised a visit to Ukraine recently by Lord Fowler, Chairman of a House of Lords Select Committee which reported on HIV/AIDS in the UK in 2011 and who as British Secretary of State for Health and Social Security in 1981-1987 launched the hard-hitting “Don’t Die of Ignorance” campaign.

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Information in this article was accurate in April 18, 2012. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.