AIDS treatment will cost Russia too expensive

AIDS treatment will cost Russia too expensiveAIDS treatment will cost Russia too expensive By the end of the current decade AIDS treatment will cost Russia at 2-3 percent of GDP. This opinion was expressed by the permanent representative of the world Bank in Russia Julian Schweitzer. He spoke on Tuesday in Moscow at the briefing on the 57th anniversary of the founding of the UN, which was celebrated on October 24. Among the eight major goals of the United Nations, outlined by the action plan adopted at the Millennium Summit in 2000, the goal is by 2015 to stop the spread of AIDS and begun to reverse the incidence. However, according to the UN, the number of persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus, in 2001 compared to 1999 increased by 280%. Currently, patients and infected with AIDS registered in 86 out of 89 subjects of the Russian Federation. The greatest number of HIV infected people registered in Moscow and Moscow region, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk and other cities. According to the Ministry of health, referenced by representatives of the UN, more than 70% of HIV infected people use drugs intravenously. Moreover, the number of drug addicts who inject drugs using a syringe, approximately 1.5 million people, most of them are young people under the age of 25 years Source: RIA, Interfax.

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