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British Medical Journal highlights threat to drug substitution therapy in Ukraine

11
FEB
2011

Aids Alliance

Kostia Pertsovskyi, Alliance Ukraine’s Senior Communications Manager, has blogged for the British Medical Journal on the government threat to drug substitution therapy in Ukraine.

Patients dependent on legal substitution therapy to manage their drug dependency are being withheld treatment unless they provide information on their health and HIV status for a ‘voluntary survey’. You can read the full article here.

The article was also picked up by the Wall Street Journal.

Take action

Visit our What’s Preventing Prevention? campaign to email the Ukrainian Government and demand an end to the harassment and abuse of patients receiving drugs substitution therapy.

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Learn more about the Ukrainian government’s crack down.

Read some personal stories about drug substitution therapy and HIV in Ukraine