In Russia have revealed a 71.1 new cases of HIV infection per 100 thousand people

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In 2017, Russia recorded the highest prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) per 100 000 population. This is stated in the report of the European centre for disease prevention and control (ECDC) and the European regional office of the world health organization (who).

Last year in Europe there were more than 159 thousand new cases of HIV, including 130 thousand in Eastern Europe. In Russia recorded a 104 thousand cases of HIV infection (71,1 case per 100 thousand people).

High rates of HIV were recorded in Ukraine (37 cases per 100 thousand people), Russia (26.1), the Republic of Moldova (20,6). The lowest level of HIV in Bosnia and Herzegovina (0,3), Slovakia (1,3) and Slovenia (1,9).

The study says that in most cases the virus was transmitted through heterosexual sex (56%) and injecting drug use (30%).

According to the Ministry of health of Russia, in the Russian Federation reduced the number of established diagnoses of “HIV”, while in Moscow this figure rose to 20%.

According to data published on the website of the Federal scientific and methodological center for prevention and fight against AIDS of the CPS, at the end of 2017 in Russia there were more than 944 thousand people with HIV. “For 10 months of 2017 territorial centres for the prevention and control of AIDS reported 79 075 new cases of HIV… which is 2.9% more than in the same period of 2016”, – stated in the message.

In 2016, the joint programme of the United Nations on HIV/AIDS came to the conclusion that in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the most alarming situation with HIV. With more than 80% of all new HIV infections in the region is concentrated in Russia.

Ukraine also is a country with a high prevalence of infection. According to Ministry of health of Ukraine, at the beginning of 2017, there were 238 thousand HIV-infected.

According to UN statistics, the leading cause of death of women aged 30-49 years all over the world is the human immunodeficiency virus.


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