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CONTRABAND WOMEN Irina always assumed that her beauty would somehow rescue her from the poverty and hopelessness of village life.  A few months ago, after answering a vague ad in a small Ukrainian newspaper, she slipped off a tour boat when it put in at Haifa, hoping to make a bundle dancing naked on the tops of tables. She was 21, self-assured and glad to be out of Ukraine.  Israel offered a new world, and for a week or two everything seemed possible.  Then, one morning, she was driven to a brothel, where her boss burned her passport before her eyes.  "I own you," she recalled his saying.  "You are my property, and you will work until you earn your way out.  Don't try to leave.  You have no papers and you don't speak Hebrew.  You will be arrested and deported.  Then we will get you and bring you back."  

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Ukraine: Its Potential Social and Economic Impact

The research reported here was undertaken in 1997-8 and describes the potential medium to long term social and economic impact of an HIV/AIDS epidemic in Ukraine

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UKRAINE-Drug policies, etc Although data are incomplete, the Ukraine is apparently experiencing a dramatic but increase in HIV cases, with the majority attributable directly or indirectly to injection drug use. 75 kb pdf

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