Washington Post Examines HIV, TB Epidemics in Russia
March 29, 2013
The Washington Post examines how the HIV and tuberculosis (TB) epidemics are affecting Russia, where "HIV/AIDS was the third-largest cause of premature death," according to recently released data in the Global Burden of Disease Study 2012 (GBD). "When the study grouped countries by income, Russia was compared to 14 others, including the Baltics, Lebanon, Libya, Mexico and Botswana," the newspaper writes, adding, "On many measures, Botswana did better than Russia, but they were close on premature deaths from HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis and on life expectancy -- 68.9 in Russia in 2010 and 71 in Botswana."View Full Article
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