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GlobalPost Examines Ukraine's Changing HIV/AIDS Population, Government Response

September 30, 2010

GlobalPost reports on HIV/AIDS in Ukraine, "already the country hardest-hit in Europe, with an estimated 360,000" cases. The news service reports, "experts say that they have been tracking an alarming trend in the past years: HIV is increasingly moving from isolated, individual niches into the general population. And both health officials and NGOs agree that the country's response is vastly underfunded." The article discusses the work of ENEY, an AIDS activist organization and quotes Anna Shakarishvili, the director of the U.N.'s HIV/AIDS program in Ukraine and Svitlana Cherenko, head of the country's health ministry, who "said that they need five times the $40 million that is now allotted to combat the disease adequately" (Stern, 9/29).

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