Kyrgyzstan: Reducing Harm from HIVJul 31, 2013Kyrgyzstan still has a relatively low prevalence of HIV, but the virus is spreading at one of the fastest rates in the world. The country’s location, at the crossroads of drug trafficking through Central Asia, has helped drive the number of injecting drug users up by 50 times in the last two decades, for a current total of around 25,000. Mostly men, they account for about two-thirds of HIV cases. Recent increases in the number of women and children with HIV indicate the epidemic is slowly but surely spreading into the general population.
Tuberculosis: fighting an ancient plagueOct 28, 2014A story of 33-year-old Damir who completed 26 months of tuberculosis treatment, 20 of which he spent hospitalized and separated from his wife and two young children.