According to unofficial statistics, there is much more. "The total number of Russians infected with HIV registered in the Russian Federation on November 1, 2015, amounted to 986657 people. Since the first reported case of HIV in Russia in 1987 in Russia for various reasons, died 205538 HIV-infected, including 20612 - in 2015. This is 16.6% more than in the same period of 2014", - says Vadim Pokrovsky, the head of the Federal scientific and methodological center for prevention and control of AIDS.
For the first 9 months 2015 the number of registered patients with HIV – more than 73 thousand. Last year, cases were less than 12%. There are a number of reasons for a rise in HIV incidence. The disease is actively developing in most countries of the world, in particular the group of countries with medium and low economic development. In Russia over the past few years improved methods of diagnosis of HIV, the procedure for some, easier for others mandatory.
Also increased the life expectancy of patients with HIV thanks to new drugs against the disease. To date, three drugs from domestic manufacturers undergo tests in Russia.