• For the purchase of drugs against HIV will allocate more than two billion rubles

  • Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on the allocation of 2.28 billion roubles for the purchase of antiviral drugs for the prevention and treatment of HIV and hepatitis b and C. the Corresponding document was published on government.

    Money sent to the Ministry of health, who will conduct the transfers to the regions. It is noted that these funds have been provided for in the Federal budget for 2016.

    Earlier, on 1 November it became known that in Yekaterinburg officially announced the HIV epidemic. The city was almost 27 thousand cases of HIV infection, the infected 1.8% of the population.

    In October it was reported, that Russia will be developed a new concept of HIV, which puts the main objective to increase the number of citizens who were tested for HIV infection. The document also defined the methods of fighting the spread of the virus by 2020. We will also create a single registry of infected.

    In June, the Minister of health Veronika Skvortsova said, the cost of medicines used to treat HIV in Russia has declined significantly, and coverage of HIV-positive people with antiretroviral therapy in some regions over the last year has increased five times — up to 37 percent of all under supervision.

    In January, the number of HIV-infected people in Russia exceeded one million people. According to Rospotrebnadzor, in 2015 was officially registered more than 86 thousand new HIV cases in 2014 — around 85 thousand. Since registering the first HIV case in the country in 1987 for different reasons died about 205 thousand HIV-infected.


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