The armed Donbas Conflict furthered the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Ukraine. The scientist found the connection between the displacement of 1.7 million of people due to the combat actions and the spread of the HIV infection. It is stated in research published the American edition PNAS on January 15 as Radio Liberty reported.
The researchers point that the HIV infection became the so-called 'silent epidemic' in Ukraine because the half of the HIV infected do not know about the issue and 40% of these people are at the advanced stage of the disease.
'The war changed a lot of things in Ukraine and the HIV epidemic is one of them. When he held our analysis we succeeded to confirm that the spread of the virus from the east to the other part of the country was intensified due to the war', Tatiana Vasilieva, the lead author and worker of the Zoology Department of Oxford University said.
The international team of the scientists headed by the specialist of the Oxford University and Public Health England non-governmental organization analyzed the processes of the viruses' migrations in Ukraine in 2012-2015 to prepare the research.
Earlier the government of Ukraine approved the Strategy of the stable response against tuberculosis and AIDS for 2020.