Uzbekistan: Is Tashkent Cooking Its HIV/AIDS Statistics?

Nurmat Atabekov, director of Uzbekistan’s National AIDS Center, said during a late-November World AIDS Day conference in Tashkent that the number of new infections in his country is falling. But independent experts question how Uzbekistan is monitoring and screening for new infections. (Photo: United Nations)

Uzbekistan is facing a public health time bomb, experts are warning. Authorities contend they are making gains in the battle to contain the spread of HIV/AIDS, but independent specialists say such claims are built on twisted figures and deceptive methodology.

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Uzbekistan: Is Tashkent Cooking Its HIV/AIDS Statistics?

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