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In Russia will soon have a cure for HIV

After a few years, you may receive medication that can cure the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). About this “Interfax” said the head of the Federal scientific-methodological center for the fight and prevention of HIV Vadim Pokrovsky.

“I think in a few years these healing methods will appear. The question is rather how much they will cost, and how quickly you can make them cheap and affordable for everyone,” he explained.

By the end of November in Russia will be a million was infected with HIV, warned Basil. Unofficially, according to his calculations, the country is home to about 1.3-1.5 million people infected with HIV.

He also said that the statistics of the spread of the virus. According to Pokrovsky, the majority of respondents (54.8 per cent) were infected through heterosexual contact, whereas only 2.2 percent — as a result of same-sex relationships. 42.5 per cent became HIV-infected through drug use.

Pokrovsky said that Russia, the probability of the epidemic on African, where HIV is spread heterosexually. In his opinion, very bad that the Ministry of health does not recognize the scale of the threat and avoids the word “epidemic”.

In early November it was reported that the death rate from Smoking and alcoholism in Russia is much higher than in other countries. According to the UN, every year from tobacco kills about seven million people — more than the total number of deaths from tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malaria. Another three million die from alcohol.