Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 26th, 2002
Vadim Pokrovsky was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying that 100,000 new cases of HIV were registered last year, more than double the figure from the year before, bringing the total officially reported HIV cases since 1987 to 182,000.
But taking into account the huge numbers of unregistered HIV cases, which Russian and international health officials estimate are several times the official figures, the country is nearing the 1 million...
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