Rules of registry of patients with HIV and tuberculosis

The government approved the rules of conducting the Federal register of persons infected with HIV and TB patients. Document on Friday, April 14, published on the website of the Cabinet.

It is noted that the creation of Federal and regional personalized databases will help to arrange medical assistance, including the provision of medicines.

The document will contain, in particular, passport data, diagnosis, information about disability and information about treatment. Information will be entered in the register within three days after diagnosis. The Federal registry will be kept by the Ministry of health.

Registry of HIV-infected people in Russia started to be 1 January 2017.

In November 2016, the lava of the Ministry of health Veronika Skvortsova said that in 10 Russian regions, there is a critical incidence of HIV. According to her, 57 per cent of those infected were infected by injection, as a rule, is a heroin addict.

A year earlier she argued that the HIV epidemic could spiral out of control by 2020. This will be the case if coverage of the treatment of people with the disease will not increase.

In 2015 it was officially registered more than 86 million new cases of HIV a year earlier — about 85 thousand.