More than 1% of the population are infected with HIV in nine regions of the country, as RBC calculated, basing on the data of Federal Statistics Service and the Federal AIDS Centre.
Yekaterinburg announced “HIV epidemics” on November 2. An average of 0.6% of the population are infected with human immunodeficiency virus across the country. Informal epidemics. Yekaterinburg announced “HIV epidemics” on Tuesday, November 1. This statement was made by the First Deputy Head of Health Department of the city Administration Tatyana Savinova.
According to the department’s information, 26,693 cases of HIV infection have been registered in Yekaterinburg – it makes up 1.8% of all residents. Savinova believes that the real incidence is even higher. “Every 50th resident of Yekaterinburg is HIV-infected” – Savinova stressed. Problematic regions.
The national average amounted to 0.6% population infected with HIV at the end of 2015, as RBC calculated basing on data of the Federal Statistics Service and the Federal Scientific and Methodological Centre for Prevention and Fight against AIDS of Rospotrebnadzor (Federal AIDS Centre).
In 26 regions HIV-infected people account for more than 0.5% of the population (41.5% of the population of the country live in these regions). Nine regions of Russia are in a particular zone of risk, where HIV-positive people account for at least 1% of the population.
The problematic regions include Irkutsk and Samara - regions with 1.7 and 1.6% of HIV-infected patients, respectively. Then come Sverdlovsk Oblast (1.6%), Kemerovo Oblast (1.5%), Orenburg Oblast (1.2%), Leningrad Oblast (1.2%), Chelyabinsk Oblast (1%), St. Petersburg (1%), Tyumen Oblast (1%, including autonomous districts).
Author: Anna Dorozhkina