The number of officially registered HIV-infected people in Russia has reached thousand people

The number of officially registered HIV-infected people in Russia has reached  thousand peopleThe number of officially registered HIV-infected people in Russia has reached 194 thousand people On the eve of the day of remembrance of those who died from AIDS (may 19) Foundation to support civil initiatives "Focus" and the international organization AIDS Foundation East-West" held a press conference with participation of representatives of the Ministry of health of the Russian Federation. According to official data, on may 13, 2002 with HIV in Russia are infected 194 thousand people, including in Moscow - more than 14.5 thousand people. The main target of the epidemic of young people from 20 to 29 years. According to experts of the Ministry of health, if the situation does not change after 5 years in Russia will be more than 5 million HIV-infected people, the majority of which are over 10 years old will die. World experience shows that to affect the dynamics of HIV transmission by using preventive information campaigns promoting safe sexual behavior, said the representative of "AIDS Foundation East-West" Jan van has been. This confirms the analysis of the results of the campaigns "Reasonable man as a rational choice" (1998-1999), "This detail will protect both" (1999-2000) and How important it is to be protected" (2001-2002). For example, in 2000-2001 the number of young people consistently use condoms, doubled, accounting for 68% of the total number of sexually active youth. Decreased levels of wrong answers about the ways of HIV transmission. More tolerant was the attitude of the society to the issues of safe sex, says campaign coordinator for the prevention of HIV/AIDS Foundation "Focus" Elena Pozdnyakova. In her opinion, these data indicate that efforts to prevent HIV infection is not in vain: the youth begins to understand that HIV can be prevented. Источник:Е1.RU and Madlena.Ru.



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