In Russia the majority of HIV from 30 to 50 years, said experts

© RIA Novosti / Maxim Bogodvid Anonymous rapid testing for HIV. Archival photoIn Russia the majority of HIV from 30 to 50 years, said experts© RIA Novosti / Maxim Bogodvid

Most infected with HIV in Russia are aged 30-50 years, according to a reference materials of the Federal scientific-methodological center for the fight and prevention of HIV infection TSNII of epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor.

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.

«Mostly in 2018 HIV infection diagnosed between the ages of 30-50 years old (71% of patients). The highest level of prevalence of the population is in the age group 30-44 years», — the document says.

According to experts, the HIV infection «went beyond the vulnerable groups and actively spreading in the General population,» more than half of patients newly diagnosed in 2018, were infected through heterosexual intercourse (54.8 per cent), the proportion infected with HIV through drug use has dropped to 42.5%; 2.2% of patients were infected in homosexual contacts.

Died by 31 October 2018 for 23.6% of all registered HIV-infected, with a growing proportion of patients who died from HIV infection. For the first ten months of 2018 in Russia died from all causes 28 958 patients with HIV-infection, 17.2% more than in the same period of 2017. The leading cause of deaths among HIV-positive tuberculosis remains.

For the first ten months of 2018 in Russia was born 12 388 children from HIV-infected mothers, of these, 158 children (1,3%) were confirmed HIV-infection. In this case only for the first ten months of 2018, the diagnosis of HIV infection was first raised by a greater number of children born to HIV-infected mothers (512), in connection with the identification of infection in children born before 2018.