BTW, go to Google and do a search for "russia official HIV numbers". You will get a spew of the same story from all the usual
anti-Russian propaganda outfits:
Looks like an organized propaganda assault to me. But the problem is that Russia has a 5th column outfit doing the official
This clown is the head of the Federal AIDS Research Center of Russia and a "longtime critic of the Kremlin". Gee. We recently saw
how WADA used the word of another 5th column clown to smear the whole of Russian sport and to make the claim that Russia
runs a "state doping program". Well, Vadim Pokrovsky is a similar specimen who is safe and secure in the knowledge that he
has many millions of dollars and a house waiting for him in the USA if he chooses to denounce "Putin's regime".
Here is a piece on Pokrovsky's BS:
Vadim Pokrovsky, head of the federal Aids centre in Moscow, predicted this month that at least two million Russians are likely to be officially registered as HIV-positive within five years, and a total of three million will have the virus.
We’re talking about one-to-two million infected now, and in 2005, we could be talking about five-million being infected, and these are realistic, even conservative figures.
The same shyster with the same shtick.
The absurd projections:
There is no indication of any explosion and the data is actually tracking the equilibrium model where the infection rate
is 0.5% of the population in the long term. This is based on current conditions in Russia and will likely change for the
better in the future of heroin use is reduced.