HIV has become the lot of the Russian heterosexuals

The majority of Russians, who in 2017 were identified with HIV acquired it through heterosexual contact. This was stated by the head of the Federal center for prevention and fight against AIDS Vadim Pokrovsky, reports “Interfax” on Thursday, November 30.

Thus disease received more than half of new infected. Another 46.1% of the patients got the virus after drug use. With homosexual HIV prevalence is 2.3% contracted, a further 1.4 percent have inherited the disease at birth.

“For 10 months of the year was 12 cases with suspected HIV infection when providing medical assistance, — stated in the materials center. — In addition, there were 12 cases of HIV infection in places of deprivation of freedom when using non-sterile instruments for non-medical purposes”.

Specialized treatment (antiretroviral therapy) covered only one-third (35.5 percent) of Russians with HIV: 328 138 people, including those who are in places of deprivation of liberty. Of these, nearly 22 thousand interrupted therapy this year.

Earlier it was reported that the onset of new year in Russia will be another 100 thousand HIV-infected more.

Background: New year in Russia there will be another 100 thousand HIV-infected