Published in AIDS Weekly, December 23rd, 1996
The forecast, made by Professor Vadim Pokrovsky, Russian Scientific Systematic Center for Prevention and the Fight Against AIDS, represents an explosive epidemic in a country where registered cases of HIV number little more than 2,000--twice as many as a year ago. Povkrovsky, who called on parliament to approve an anti-AIDS program, estimated that the current actual number of HIV patients, including those not registered, was around 10,000.
The professor was quoted forecasting that...
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