Prevention counselling in Russia

A recent study from Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center “found that sexual behavior counseling during drug addiction treatment should be considered an important component among Russian substance-dependent individuals,” according to an article from Science Daily.

“Russia has one of the fastest-growing acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemics in the world. Mainly prevalent among injection drug users, HIV now is expanding into the general population via sexual transmission,” the article notes.  Researchers are hoping that by making information and counselling on the importance of safe sex a part of addiction treatment programs, the spread of HIV/AIDS can be reduced.

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~ by h.e.g. on July 13, 2008.

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