Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warns that Russia is facing shortages of HIV drugs and testing kits
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said earlier today that some regions throughout Russia are experiencing interruptions in the supply of medicines used to treat patients infected with HIV, and shortages of the materials used to test people for the disease itself. "This endangers not only HIV-infected patients, but also healthy people," Medvedev said, speaking at a meeting of the government's commission on healthcare.
“Every year, the number of HIV infections [in Russia] grows 10 percent. That's almost 10,000 people, according to the Ministry of Health's statistics,” Medvedev said.