«We can not reliably assert so far that the virus has gone to the general population. But the growth in the sexual transmission is unambiguously observed. Previously, we believed that this is because of sexual partners of key groups (people who use injecting drugs, sex workers). But recent trends show that this is partially observed among the general population. However, we can not say it for sure, as long as we do not have a qualitative epidemiological investigation. We will definitely conduct it," Ulan Kadyrbekov said.
He noted that some
When asked how big the risk of getting infected in the hospital is, the head of
In recent years, there are no reliably registered HIV infections in hospitals.Head of AIDS RC Ulan Kadyrbekov
He also noted that the country has reduced the vertical way of HIV transmission (from mother to child).
«According to the program of state guarantees, all pregnant women are tested for HIV free when registering. In case of detection of infection, prevention is provided, and ARV drugs are given. Immediately after birth the child is also given an ARV drug in the form of syrup. According to the clinical protocol, if the virus does not appear in the blood, then after a while the child is excluded from the register as healthy," Ulan Kadyrbekov explained.
As of January 1, at least 7,117 HIV infections have been officially registered in the republic.
5, 553 of them are alive people. The number of