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Russia’s ‘No Methadone’ Method Fails To Curb HIV

Bloomberg News: Russia’s Cold Turkey Fails to Stem HIV Among Drug Users
“Yekaterinburg, the Siberian city where drug users used to be handcuffed to their beds to help them quit, exemplifies Russia’s efforts to stamp out the habit in a nation that has the most HIV-infected addicts. … While its neighbors China and Ukraine are seeing the benefits of methadone and other ways of preventing HIV transmission such as clean needles, Russia is instead fighting drugs and the virus with a patchwork of home-grown strategies that emphasize willpower, personal discipline and healthy lifestyles…” (Bennett, 1/16).

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