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HIV in Russia: new round of epidemic?

Новые данные оказались неутешительными

ВИЧ в России
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The head of the Ministry of Health Veronika Skvortsova warned about the rapid spread of the virus immunodeficiency in the territory of some settlements of the country. The largest pockets – Ekaterinburg and Sverdlovsk regions.

Вероника Скворцова
Вероника Скворцова

We have 57% of all sources of HIV infection – injecting this path, as a rule, heroin addicts, or analogs of heroin,” reports her words Interfax.

Mayor of Yekaterinburg Yevgeny Roizman urging people not to panic and connects with the last incidence of the turn of the 20-21 centuries drug trafficking. Despite the attempts of the Ministry of Health to establish a situation, the present state of affairs can be hidden from the public authorities. In Yekaterinburg, according to the mayor, effective medicine and doctors are fully prepared for new outbreaks.


According to the Health Department head Assistant Administration of Yekaterinburg Tatyana Savinova, a deadly virus is extremely dangerous – infected every 50th resident. The data are taken from the official statistics, while on other occasions silent disease.

Мэр Екатеринбурга Евгений Ройзман
Мэр Екатеринбурга Евгений Ройзман

In January, the number of HIV-infected people in the country has exceeded 1 million. According to statistics, last year the largest number seeking treatment using drugs (over 50%). Also among the common causes: heterosexual and homosexual sex.

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