Policy Memo # 352
Celeste A. Wallander 01 Nov 2004
Earlier in 2004, I sat with Seryozha, Ivan, Sveta, and Misha* drinking tea. We were in the social room of one of St. Petersburg’s most important unknown achievements: an AIDS Prevention Center attached to a major infectious disease hospital. All four are members of a support group of people living with HIV/AIDS. That is, they are HIVinfected in Russia, and that means each will most likely soon die.
Seryozha may be most at risk among the group. He...