The Ministry of health to explain the discrepancy between the statistics on HIV difference in the methodology

The Ministry of health explained why given the head of the Agency Olga Skvortsova data on HIV incidence at odds with the statistics presented by the head of the Federal scientific and methodological center for prevention and fight against AIDS Vadim Pokrovsky. Press-service of the Ministry quoted by “Interfax”.

It is alleged that St. Basil cited the results of monitoring conducted by the Institute of epidemiology and considering the positive laboratory tests for HIV. In turn, Skvortsova spoke about the statistics on the incidence of virus for 2016.

On may 15 the head of the AIDS center said the growth in the number of infected at 5.3 percent, and the head of the Ministry of health reported a decrease in the number of new cases by 15 percent in 2016.

The health Ministry, “Interfax” specified that statistics on the incidence include people with a confirmed diagnosis, not laboratory tests. Method of intercession Ministry called “significantly less accurate”. “For example, one and the same person tested for HIV and received a positive result at several institutions, is fixed in the monitoring as a number of individual cases, which is not in official statistical information”, — said the representative of the Ministry.

In April, the government approved the rules of conducting the Federal register of persons infected with HIV and TB patients. In it will be made, in particular, passport data, diagnosis, information about disability and information about treatment. This information will appear in the General database within three days after the establishment of infection.