Number of people with HIV increases in Ukraine for more than 5,000 over past 3 years

Source : 112 Ukraine

About third of HIV positive people found out their diagnosis due to rapid tests
23:29, 18 February 2019

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During the last three years, the number of people with HIV increased for more than 5, 000.  The Center for public health of Ministry of Health of Ukraine reported this on Facebook.

“Due to rapid HIV tests, the number of people diagnosed with HIV increased from 2665 to 7800. More than the third (34.1% of the total amount) found out their diagnosis due to rapid tests”, - the report said.

Related: 15,000 Ukrainians sickened with measles in January

It is possible to have a free HIV rapid test in all regions of Ukraine, controlled by the government. Tests can be made in the special center or by the family doctor, general practitioner or pediatrician. Testing takes about 15 minutes, 10 of which you wait for results.

As we reported earlier, the first death from measles, in the result of the complications after this disease was spotted in Kyiv.

Seven people died from the complications caused by measles in Ukraine since the beginning of 2019.

Earlier it was reported that over 15,000 Ukrainian sickened with measles in January 2019. Besides, the measles epidemic will not be declared in Ukraine.

Related: Mass vaccination against measles to take place in Lviv

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