When my pension comes HIV

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Every third Sunday in may, the world celebrates the Day of memory died of AIDS. Currently in Russia there is a very mixed picture regarding statistics on HIV and end stage of development of this infection, which is AIDS. By may of this year it became clear that, although the number of new HIV infections fell slightly in percentage terms – the absolute numbers are still showing growth.It is interesting that now the most vulnerable to infection are young people, as it is considered in society, and people aged 30-39 years. HIV positive here is, in fact, every 50th citizen of the Russian Federation. Moreover, infected women are statistically more likely to engage in sexual intercourse with older men.
This happens, in particular, and because, thanks to the development of modern medicine, the life expectancy of patients with HIV seriously increases. With optimal treatment it can reach 70-80-year milestone. On the other hand, just because sensitization on HIV and AIDS is usually among young people, with special surprised to find an HIV elderly persons (for example, an outbreak among pensioners registered in Tyumen). They, because of the General conservatism about the risk of HIV is often simply unaware and do not practice any measure of self-protection. At hand this situation also plays the modern popularity of various nutritional Supplements and drugs that stimulate the potency.
The average HIV-patients every year are becoming older – especially if you compare today’s figures with the figures of ten to twenty years ago. «It is now generally accepted that the life expectancy of such patients should achieve life expectancy across the country,» – said the head of the Federal scientific and methodological center for prevention and control of AIDS, academician Vadim Pokrovsky.
What will happen if someday the great mass of elderly people, pensioners in our country will be HIV-positive? Or rather: what would happen if the majority of HIV-positive patients pretty soon will be retired?

Another question: pensioners in Russia is becoming more of the working population – less. And now imagine that pensioners should be treated very expensive drugs. The average annual rate of HIV treatment in Russia today is approximately 90 thousand rubles a year, with a range from a minimum of 25 to a maximum of 200 thousand (depending on the complexity of the diagnosis). This is less than, for example, in 2014, when the estimated range was from 60 to 300 thousand rubles. However, although the treatment per patient is reduced, the total costs only increase, and the percentage of you actually receiving treatment is kept approximately on the same plate is about 45%.
In such a difficult situation for Russia is of special importance as an independent prophylaxis, and mass education of citizens «from above». Now it’s all closely concerns not only the youth but also the elderly. After all, the most effective way of dealing with the deadly threat of HIV — a timely warning.

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