Ministry of health: the legislation does not allows you to test all HIV

Минздрав: законодательство не позволяет принудительно проверить всех на ВИЧ

Legal norms and laws do not allow forced to examine the entire population of the Russian Federation on HIV, said Deputy Minister of health Sergey Kraevoy in an interview with “Autoradio”.

“On the one hand, there is a desire all to examine, all to put on record. But we live in a legal society. Moreover, our law society is still not isolated. We follow international standards and rules. We have legislation,” — said the Regional commenting on the idea of compulsory HIV testing of the total population.

As explained the Deputy Minister, under this legislation there are groups of people that necessarily to be examined. This donors of blood and other biological tissues and organs, certain professional groups, especially doctors, in contact with the blood, as well as foreign citizens who want to obtain a residence permit or Russian citizenship.

HIV infection is a slowly progressive infectious disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Multiply, HIV infects cells of the immune system — CD4±T cells. As a result of reproduction of HIV the number of CD4±T lymphocytes gradually decreases. HIV infection affects the protective system of the human body, and it becomes more susceptible to other infectious and neoplastic diseases.

In November 2016, according to the Minister of health of Russia Veronika Skvortsova, ten Russian regions in a critical situation with HIV. In the first place — Sverdlovsk oblast and Ekaterinburg city. Earlier it was reported that in Yekaterinburg was registered on 26 693 thousand cases of HIV infection, accounting for 1.8% of the population. Skvortsova explained that 57% of HIV carriers were infected through injections, most often it is common in heroin addicts.

In October 2016 the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree approving the State strategy of counteraction to spreading HIV-infection in Russia for the period up to 2020.

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