Today in Russia almost a half million people have died due to HIV/AIDS. Over 1.5 million Russian citizens were carriers in 2021, and it is unknown how many people are now HIV positive. Recent numbers are growing from sexual transmission.
Gay relationships are ignored and discriminated against in the country. Furthermore, it is an administrative offense to proliferate knowledge of homosexuality to underage children. By law, adults are not allowed to explain homosexuality to children, which could potentially confuse teenagers about their sexual orientation.
Some parents discuss sex, contraception, and HIV openly with their children while others are left to learn on their own. This project examines the role of several Russian organizations and LGBTQ activists in educating adolescents and the public about issues related to sexuality and HIV.