Heroin Addiction in Russia { 68 images } Created 1 Aug 2008

Russia is facing one of the fastest-growing rates of HIV infection in the world, fueled largely by widespread injection drug use. While treatment programs are available, they are often crowded, expensive, or ineffective. Furthermore, methadone, the gold-standard replacement therapy used around the world, is illegal in Russia, complicating efforts to stem these twin epidemics.
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