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The inhabitant of Irkutsk have found out that they are HIV positive, but I have never had sex and didn’t use drugs, according to “Baikal Daily”.
35-year-old man explained that he passed the test out of curiosity and was amazed at the results. He suggested that contamination could have happened when he was a teenager, during a blood transfusion after a major surgery.
“This case must be checked. When a patient comes to us, we will have a more detailed epidemiological investigation and try to find out who and how he got the infection”, — said the publication of the chief physician of the AIDS Centre Julia Plotnikova. She noted that the district Novolisino where the incident occurred, is one of the major foci for HIV transmission in the region.
According to official data, in mid-2017 in Russia, there were 1.16 million people living with HIV. By the end of the year, according to the Federal scientific and methodological center for prevention and fight AIDS, it was revealed 100 thousand new cases of HIV infection. Rospotrebnadzor reported about the shortage of allocated state funds for antiretroviral drugs: they are missing only one third of the patients.
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