YEKATERINBURG, February 7 — RIA Novosti, Olga Erachina. The Commission, headed by the Deputy Minister of health of the Russian Federation Sergey Regional arrived in Yekaterinburg to check on the situation with HIV, told RIA Novosti on Monday the representative of the Sverdlovsk Ministry of health Konstantin Shestakov.
As previously reported by the healthcare Department of the administration of Yekaterinburg, the city was 26,693 thousand cases of HIV infection. This amounts to 1,826 100 thousand people, i.e. 1.8% of the population of the metropolis. In other words, the infected one in 50. In addition, there are 774 children, of whom the diagnosis was confirmed at 342.
“The Commission works in Yekaterinburg, headed by the Deputy Minister (of health of the Russian Federation) Sergey Boundary. They are in the framework of his visit attending to several medical institutions: “Ural without drugs” have already visited — now I have just stopped ringing — regional AIDS center, the regional medical prevention centre, municipal medical prevention centre. Meet with the major experts on preventive medicine for HIV, tuberculosis, addiction. Such a very large program of work”, — said the Agency interlocutor.
He added that the visit is directly linked to information about the HIV epidemic in Ekaterinburg, which was distributed to the media last week. “All of this has to do with the events that unfolded last week, with HIV infection,” — said Shestakov.
According to him, the Commission will leave Yekaterinburg on Tuesday afternoon.