The Russian government has decided to allocate this year to 2.28 billion rubles to fight the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis b and C. this is stated in the corresponding order published on the website of the Cabinet.

Means will be directed to the regions for the provision of medicines and treatment of sick citizens. It is noted that these funds were provided in the Federal budget for 2016 and shall be communicated in accordance with the action plan in the economy in 2016.

The document was reviewed and approved at the government meeting 27 Oct 2016. Signed a decree on 29 October, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

The document also approved the distribution of inter-budget transfers provided in 2016, the budgets for HIV. So, Moscow will get 140 million rubles, Moscow oblast – 101,3 million, St. Petersburg- 149,1 million Crimea will allocate 66.1 million, 17 million will get Sevastopol. Also large amounts of Tatarstan to receive (46.9 mn), Krasnodar Krai (40.9 million), Krasnoyarsk Krai (42.6 million), Kemerovo region (58.2 million), Irkutsk oblast (76,6 million) and Perm region (79.1 million). The greatest amount will receive the Samara and Sverdlovsk region – 125.6 million and 260 million, respectively.

Yesterday it was reported that in the administrative center of Sverdlovsk region – Yekaterinburg – declared HIV. According to the Department of health of the city, the capital of the Urals HIV infected every 50th resident – 1826 people per 100 thousand (1.8% of the population of the city). In General, Sverdlovsk oblast is in first place in Russia by number of cases per 100 thousand population. The increased incidence is recorded not only among young people but also in older categories.

In Yekaterinburg, 92% of patients in need of antiretroviral therapy received it. However, this is not enough – the epidemic continues to advance. “If in the next five years to act – the situation may be very poor,” indicate the officials.

At the end of 2015 in Russia were registered more than 1 million HIV-infected people, of whom died 212 thousand people.

Regions will allocate 2.28 billion rubles to combat the spread of HIV 02.11.2016

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