Vladimir Putinto: Alexei Nikolsky / RIA Novosti
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has demanded twice (90 percent) to increase the coverage of antiviral treatment of citizens with HIV “after a reduction in selling prices with the pharmaceutical companies and the implementation of centralized procurement”. This is stated in the instructions of the President on infection control published by the newspaper “Kommersant”.
Putin also instructed the government to give priority attention to key risk groups, which spreads the disease (the drug users; sex workers; prisoners; men who have sex with men, and so on), designing prevention programmes and providing funding. In addition, the document refers to the need to increase the coverage of HIV testing by clinical examination.
Until July 1, 2020, the Cabinet of Ministers must ensure the development and approval of a new strategy to combat the virus until 2023-th taking into account the recommendations of the world health organization (who).
The list was signed by Putin on 31 December 2019, but have not previously been published in open sources. The document stated the most problematic areas in the fight against HIV.
December 1, 2019, the CPS reported as 1.07 million people with HIV living in Russia. 37 percent of them women and 63% men. The most unfavorable situation for HIV infection develops in Kemerovo, Irkutsk, Chelyabinsk, Sverdlovsk, Tomsk, Orenburg and Tyumen regions, said the Agency.
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