Mayor of Yekaterinburg Yevgeny Roizman said that the HIV epidemic began in the city a few years ago. He said this radio station "Moscow speaking".
"About the HIV epidemic we knew 17 years ago. It is connected with nakakarelate, which took place in Yekaterinburg. At the rehabilitation center know that 40 percent of boys, heroin addicts were HIV-infected. Girls, heroin addicts, almost all were HIV-positive, in addition, almost all of them were prostitutes," said Roizman.
He noted that a similar situation with the incidence of HIV is observed in other regions, however, in Yekaterinburg "good detection rate and very strong medicine".
Roizman said National news service that the Ekaterinburg five years ago entered the generalized phase of infection, when the index lesion in the territory of more than one percent.
1 Nov the health Department of the city administration said, Ekaterinburg officially declared the HIV epidemic. The city was almost 27 thousand cases of HIV infection, the infected 1.8% of the population. About 52 percent were infected through drug, and 46 percent through sexual contact.
In October 2015, the Minister of health Veronika Skvortsova reported, that the HIV epidemic can emerge in Russia out of control by 2020, if the coverage of treatment of people with the disease will not be increased.
According to Rospotrebnadzor, in 2015 was officially was more than 86 thousand new HIV cases in 2014, about 85 thousand.