Since the beginning of the year, more than 13,000 cases of HIV infection and over 6,000 cases of AIDS were observed in Ukraine. The Centre for Social Health of Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry reported that on Monday.
"Over the period from January to October, more than 13,000 cases of HIV-infection were registered in Ukraine. Over 6,000 cases of AIDS and almost 2,500 AIDS-caused deaths were observed", reads the message.
As os October 1, 136,000 HIV-infected Ukrainians have been under regular medical surveillance in Ukraine.
The Centre for Social 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.