HIV/AIDS in Russia and Eurasia Volume 2 by Judyth L. Twigg (eds.)

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Granskaya, O. Borodkina, A. Kukharsky, and A. Kozlov (2001) “HIV Risk Behavior and Risk-Related Characteristics of Young Russian Men who Exchange Sex for Money or Valuables from Other Men,” AIDS Education and Prevention, 13(2):175–188. —— (2002) “HIV Risk Characteristics and Prevention Needs in a Community Sample of Bisexual Men in St. Petersburg, Russia,” AIDS Care, 14(1):63–76. Kon, I. (1995) The Sexual Revolution in Russia: From the Age of the Czars to Today (New York: Free Press). Kramer, J.

And I. Kon (1998) “Sex Education and HIV Prevention in the Context of Russian Politics,” in R. , Politics Behind AIDS Politics: Case Studies from India, Russia, and South Africa (Berlin: Public Health Policy). Clarke, R. (1999) “AIDS in Russia: Conservatism May Kill Millions,” Green Left Weekly, April, 356. Danziger, R. (1996) “An Overview of HIV Prevention in Central and Eastern Europe,” AIDS Care, 8(6):701–707. , E. Vinogradova, B. Mebel, N. Chaika, and A. Rumyantsev (2002) “Social and Psychological Characteristics of Males with Non-Traditional Sexual Orientation,” Abstract Code WePeE6501, Barcelona, International AIDS Conference.

After the law’s passage, some physicians hesitated to teach addicts how to take drugs safely for fear of prosecution, although others have reported that this did not present a legal challenge to their work (Clarke, 1999; Mariner, 2001). In essence, at least in some cases, the law severely restricted the ability of health professionals to provide medical care to drug users. The situation changed radically in 2004 when two important amendments were introduced into Russian legislation. The first 26 Bobrik and Twigg change concerns the concept of “average minimum doses,” which linked the severity of an offender’s punishment to the amount of drugs found by law enforcement officers.

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