Preventable Tragedy

Russia’s been in a demographic crisis since the 1980s, when they became the first industrialized nation to achieve decreasing life expectancy. Now the problem is worse:

In 1999, there were only 30,000 reported AIDS cases in the country. Through May 2004, there are now over 280,000 officially reported AIDS cases but U.N. and Russian experts believe the actual number is closer to a million cases, more than in the United States, yet the U.S. has double the population and has been dealing with AIDS since the