Railways latched on to train carriages to check passengers for HIV

Russian Railways will hold a joint campaign with the Ministry of health for the screening of passengers for HIV infection. About it reports “Interfax”.

Specially equipped cars latched on to trains to the regions with high incidence of HIV. Passengers will be able to anonymously donate blood and to consult with a specialist.

The event will be held from 8 July to 20 October, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Novosibirsk, Samara, Sverdlovsk, Ulyanovsk regions and the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous district.

In April, Russia approved a list of maintenance of the Federal registry of HIV-infected and TB patients. Information about cases will appear within three days after the establishment of infection.

In November 2016, the Minister of health Veronika Skvortsova said that in 10 Russian regions, there is a critical incidence of HIV. According to the Minister, 57 per cent of those infected infected by injection.