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But it is doing little else to address a growing HIV epidemic.
"Russia's Article 122 was introduced into the Criminal Code, in particular, to protect women from HIV infection, but it is clear from our research that the law has been applied against women in Russia," Evgenia Maron writes.
"HIV is in retreat almost universally -- but not in Russia," Tanya Cooper writes. "As infection rates drop globally, Russia has seen increases of 8 to 10 percent annually over the last decade."
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, also known as the U.S.S.R. or the Soviet Union, disintegrated at the end of 1991, splintering into 15 independent countries. These countries can be divided into five subregions: the gigantic Russian Federation...
There has been a great deal of controversy in the press about Yelstin's AIDS Law, centered mainly around the testing of foreigners as a prerequisite to entry into the territory of the Russian Federation. When any government places blame for the sprea...