Statistics: HIV in Russia die each year 27 thousand people

Experts are concerned about the situation with HIV infection in the country. According to the latest statistics, in 2015 from the human immunodeficiency virus has killed 27 thousand people. A year ago this figure was less by 13%.

About statistics says the head of the Federal scientific and methodological center for prevention and control of AIDS, academician Vadim Pokrovsky. He believes that the main reason for the spread of the disease – the use of drugs. In addition to drug addiction, the spread of infection contributes to the low standard of living and homosexual relationships.

According to statistics, 55% of Russians infected with HIV through reuse of disposable syringes 43% of cases associated with sexual intercourse without condoms. The average age of the patient HIV person is about 35 years, however, there are cases of babies Contracting directly in the womb of the mother and other unusual cases.

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