I know a lot of medical workers who are afraid of HIV patients.
— Tatiana Vinogradova, St. Petersburg AIDS Center
At the present moment, there are no real attempts to overcome the epidemic.
— Vadim Pokrovsky, head of Federal AIDS Center
The coordinator told me that if I don't get treated... my baby will get infected. And I believed it.
— Jennifer Lorgya, mother
Baby shower, I just love it. It spreads like perfume. You can spray it here. Somebody else, somewhere, (sniffs) Hmmm. So what is that? And comes looking for what it is.
— Amaka Ogidi, helps run the Baby Shower Program
Why is this problem so deep in the South?... Why is it that the leaders are not fighting for this group of people?
— Natalie Davis-Douglas, member of Let's Talk About It support group
In the absence of needle exchange, in the absence of comprehensive sexual education, in the absence of widespread access to PrEP [HIV prevention drug], this is what happens. You have a city that has no control over the current HIV epidemic.
— Dr. Hansel Tookes operates the only legal needle exchange program in Florida
Reported by William Brangham, Jason Kane and Jon Cohen. Photography by Misha Friedman, William Brangham, and Artur Bergart. Design and Development by Megan Crigger, Travis Daub, Brennan Butler and Vanessa Dennis. Edited by Jenny Marder