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Watch: #NonExistentWeExist—Inside Russian HIV Activism (Video)

In the face of a repressive government, Russian harm reduction and legal aid organizations are working to end HIV in one of the world’s few countries where new infections are actually increasing.

This documentary film, titled #NonExistentWeExist, profiles service providers who are working with—and often are themselves—people who use drugs, do sex work, are HIV positive, and are queer or trans. People who share these experiences are targeted by state policies through policies like the ban on opioid substitution medications, drug user and HIV registries, and “gay propaganda” laws. (Drug Reporter, Ungarn, in Co-Produktion mit Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, 2019, Video, 51:48, russ./engl.)

https://filtermag.org/russia-hiv-activism/