In Ukraine the majority of new cases are for the first time on 3 and 4 clinical stages of HIV infection when the health status is already poor. This situation can be corrected, if not to close eyes to the problem and in time to be tested.
This was announced by acting Minister of health of Ukraine Ulyana Suprun on Facebook.
She recalled that on 1 December around the world held events for the Day of AIDS.
“Today we are closer than ever to overcome one of the worst epidemics during the existence of mankind. AIDS no longer among the ten leading causes of death. But still with HIV infection lives about 37 million people on the planet. Not every one of them knows about his status,” said Suprun.
According to her, all HIV-positive Ukrainians about 244 thousand. Know their status, only half the estimated number of people living with HIV.
Now in Ukraine there are no problems with the treatment – we were the first in Eastern Europe are moving to 100% availability of drugs. That is, each HIV-positive Ukrainian can get treatment for free! Now in overcoming the disease most important to detect and lead to treatment everyone who is living with HIV, said Suprun.
The Minister also urged visit your nearest testing point, procedure lasts 15 minutes, free and confidential. Addresses of the places for HIV testing in Ukraine can be found on the AHF website Ukraine.
Acting Minister of health of Ukraine Ulyana Suprun
“Rapid HIV test can go to a family doctor. The following year, the country imported more than one million high-quality (99% accuracy) tests as for state funds, and funding from international donors. Don’t be a baby — get tested for HIV!”.
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