RUSSIAN DUMA SOUNDS ALARM OVER SPREAD OF AIDS.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 215
The Duma called on the Russian government on November 14 to take urgent measures to check the spread of AIDS. Since monitoring began in Russia ten years ago, more than 6,000 people have been diagnosed with HIV, the virus that can lead to AIDS. More than half of the cases were recorded this year; 90 percent of them are intravenous drug-users. The regions worst affected are Moscow and Kaliningrad. (Reuter, BBC, November 15)