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Fighting against the tide of HIV in Ukraine

Diana sitting on a bed with her dog
Alex Anger

Diana weighed only 36 kilograms when admitted to the clinic but thanks to antiretroviral treatment she is now out of immediate danger. "People thought I would be dead within days when I got to the clinic. I was so lucky to have HIV treatment" she says. Just 19% of people who need life-saving HIV treatment in Europe and Central Asia had access to it in 2009.

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