228 Ukrainians died of AIDS in December 2019

Source : 112 Ukraine

1600 cases of HIV infection were registered over last month; 509 were diagnosed with AIDS
20:02, 16 January 2020

In December 2019, 1600 cases of HIV were registered in Ukraine. 509 individuals were diagnosed with AIDS, and 228 people succumbed to the disease over that month. The press office of the Centre for Public Health of Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry reported that on January 16.

The message says that the implementation of the Strategy of counteraction the HIV infection or AIDS, tuberculosis and viral hepatitis, which is to expire in 2030, would let doctors render complex prophylactic action for 90 percent of those who face high risks of being infected with the HIV. Additionally, that would let the virus suppression rate of 90 percent, which, in turn, would cut the rate of AIDS-related deaths by 90 percent.

Related: Anti-AIDS campaign launched in Ukraine

The Centre for Public Health admitted that the HIV morbidity rate among Ukrainian youngsters (aged 15-24) shows a stable tendency to reduction.

Many of those who face high risks of exposure to HIV lack access to preventative measures. And people who live with the HIV often lack treatment and care. Since early 2019, 32 million people died of AIDS worldwide.

Related: Over 13,000 cases of HIV cases observed in Ukraine since beginning of 2019

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