Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sasha the Con

It was weird when I met him again - he is the same guy as the one I photographed at the arresting scene... So, we wondered what the hell was going on. Well, his wife is giving a birth soon, and he is allowed to stay with her for a while. And, after the baby is born, he is supposed to go back to the prison. He is actually pretty nice, and let me follow him.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

HIV Endemic

There are a lot of families who are all infected with HIV in Ukraine. Some people with HIV don't think much about what would happen. Some people are in self-denial to accept the fact that they have HIV. But, if those people make children, they will be born with HIV.

Monday, September 22, 2008


Dima, 30, has been taking narcotic since 1993. He is living with her 5 year old daughter and parents. The drug caused the lack of calcium, and he broke his bones a couple years ago. His immune system was also affected, and he got bone cancer and the swollen jaw. He also broke his left leg, and since then he can't walk fast anymore. He is now unemployed and still takes drug.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Sasha Again

He gets treatment for wounded legs from his mom, 72. Sasha is 51, but his mother looks younger.