Academician noted the reduction in the rate of growth of HIV-infected in Russia

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The spread of HIV in Russia this year is less active, but we cannot speak about stabilization of the epidemic, said the head of the Federal scientific-methodological center for the fight and prevention of HIV infection TSNII of epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, academician Vadim Pokrovsky.

Earlier the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova told RIA Novosti that the Russian Federation managed to halt the spread of HIV infection: results of ten months the number of new cases less than in the same period last year, this happened on the background of a significant increase in the number of surveyed citizens. According to her, the growth rate of HIV prevalence decreased from 13% in 2013 to -2% in 2018.

«Of course, one element of stabilization to see here yet but this gives us no grounds to say that the epidemic has stabilized. About 100 thousand new cases is too much… That when 10 thousand (new cases – ed.) after a hundred, then I’ll say: Yes, our work was really effective,» — commented on the data of Rospotrebnadzor Basil.

He added that, it is estimated that in Russia infected with HIV 1% of the adult population.

As follows from the materials of the centre for control and prevention of HIV infection, as at 31 October year 3018 of the total number of registered HIV cases among citizens of the Russian Federation, according to preliminary data, is 1 306 109 people. By the end of October 2018, the population was 998 037 Russians diagnosed with HIV infection, excluding 308 072 deceased patients.

For the first ten months of 2018, the territorial centers of prevention and control of AIDS was reported, according to preliminary data, about 85 450 new cases of HIV infection, excluding identified anonymously and foreign nationals, which is 2% less than in the same period of 2017.

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