YEKATERINBURG, Nov 2 — RIA Novosti, Olga Erachina. Negative HIV typical for the whole Russia, not only for Ekaterinburg, Ekaterinburg just above the detectability, told RIA Novosti the mayor Yevgeny Roizman.
According to the Department of health of the city administration, the city was 26693 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. In Yekaterinburg officially declared the HIV epidemic.
“This is not an epidemic in Yekaterinburg. It’s an epidemic in Russia. Moreover, in Ekaterinburg, the situation is exactly because we have a very high detection rate. We are doing this purposefully. We have a strong doctors, we have a very strong program to identify. In Yekaterinburg surveyed 23% of the population. Meanwhile, in Russia, it does not rise above 15%. We have one and a half times more people surveyed. And if at this level will be examined in Novosibirsk, Saratov, Samara, Tver, then, believe that there the situation will shoot better,” said Roizman.
He added that in Ekaterinburg generalized stage of HIV, it starts when infected 1% of the population. And in Ekaterinburg it was announced five years ago. “I have talked about this year starting with 1999. The fact is that when we had rehabilitation centers, where up to 300 people at a time were we each drove in HIV-center on a Clear. And we found out such a thing, that among heroin addicts-guys — 40% of HIV-infected. As for heroin addicts-the girls, they were infected with HIV almost everything. Moreover, they almost all were prostitutes,” said the mayor.
According to him, in the future, HIV was actively transferred through sexual contact. In addition, when the wave desomorphine drug, even though addicts and used syringes, but took the drug from common bowls, which also contributed to the spread of infection.
Roizman said that now it is important to continue to work on detection. Need to test for HIV.