An investigation was launched in Russia on Monday into the death of a five-month-old HIV-positive baby whose mother refused her treatment because she believed the virus was a “myth”. Photo: Shutterstock

HIV-positive baby dies in Russia because mother thought Aids was a ‘myth’ and refused treatment

More than 900,000 Russians are living with HIV today, but fewer than half are taking antiretroviral drugs, partly because of a conspiracy theory that the Aids-causing virus is a myth invented by the West

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An investigation was launched in Russia on Monday into the death of a five-month-old HIV-positive baby whose mother refused her treatment because she believed the virus was a “myth”. Photo: Shutterstock
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