During his speech at the round table on HIV and AIDS, held in the State Duma last Thursday, October 8, the director of the department of medical care and health development of the Ministry of Health and Social Development Olga Krivonos said that the programHIV prevention among vulnerable populations showed its complete failure.Thus, according to the representative of the Ministry, was ineffective programs designed for drug addicts sharing syringes and needles embedded in 10 regions of Russia.
Addressing the participants of the round table, Olga Krivonos stressed that in regions where practiced called prevention of HIV infection among people at risk, the incidence of HIV and AIDS is not only not declined, but has increased at least three times overwith subjects where such programs are not implemented.
topic raised by the Health Ministry department director, supported the deputy chairman of the Duma Committee on Security Mikhail Grishankov, who expressed the opinion that the risk groups for HIV need to u
reports on the pages an Internet resource medportal.ru, during the meeting also made the head of the Federal Center for Prevention and Control of AIDS Vadim Pokrovsky, who offered to clarify the guarantee of health care for HIV-infected citizens.According to him, the list of guaranteed medical services must be complemented by treatment of opportunistic diseases, as well as the payment of laboratory equipment, advice and supplies.
to discuss the topic of HIV infection and also joined by representatives of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation declared that mandatory HIV testing of all the young men of pre-conscription age, conducted today in some Russian regions, should be introduced everywhere.
In this regard, it is worth recalling that at the end of last month, there were reports that the program of HIV prevention among vulnerable groups, conducted in Russia may stop its work in connection with the completion of the GLOBUS project, funded by the Global Fund to FightAIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
In conclusion, the following data is available to the experts of the Federal Center for Prevention and Control of AIDS: As of July 30 this year in Russia has registered about 500 thousand HIV-infected citizens.At the same time representatives of several non-profit organizations claim that more than half of those living with HIV in our country are drug users, as well as representatives of other groups at risk for this infection.
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