Ukraine will pay off from AIDS for 6 billions

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Ukraine it is necessary for nearly 6 billion UAH to stop HIV/AIDS epidemic. About it I there was a speech at the first National forum on epidemic overcoming HIV/AIDS in the conditions of an economic crisis.

According to the chairman of Coordination council of the "All-Ukrainian Network of the People Living with HIV" organization Vladimir Zhovtyak, in the national program of ensuring prevention of HIV - an infection, treatment, leaving and HIV support - infected and patients with AIDS for 2009-2013 which is accepted by the Verkhovna Rada as the law, 511 million UAH are provided, and the budget of 2009 planned expenses of 179 million, transfers UNIAN.

"Daily 8 Ukrainians die of AIDS and 50 HIV - an infection are infected. In 2014 AIDS can become the reason of nearly a half of all death. Economic crisis HIV/AIDS of more notable for the ordinary Ukrainian does epidemic, risks of infection grow, also from - for crisis there is a probability of that epidemic distribution HIV/AIDS will be accelerated", - Zhovtyak noted in the performance.

As it was reported earlier, the President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko insists on inadmissibility of reduction of financing of programs for fight against HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis epidemics and prevention of these diseases in Ukraine, and also programs for fight against drug addiction. He declared it, opening meeting of Coordination council on HIV problems - infection/AIDS, tuberculosis and drug addiction.

However, as the director of the Ukrainian center of prevention and fight against AIDS Alla Shcherbinskaya reported, in Ukraine about 1,6 thousand new cases of HIV - an infection are registered every month. According to her, Ukraine during the period from 2003 to 2008 achieved certain success in fight against HIV/AIDS epidemic.

"But today every month we register nearly 1 thousand 600 new cases of HIV - an infection", - she told.

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