As reports the edition "Look from Odessa", the HIV incidence - an infection in area in the current year grew by 7,6%, the correspondent of Context — Black Sea Coast news agency reports. About it to agency today, on September 9, reported in the regional center of prevention and treatment of patients by AIDS. In total on the account in the center is 8 thousand 487 people infected with HIV, from them 1 thousand 458 people are sick with AIDS. For the first half of the year 2008 609 new cases of infection of HIV that makes 50,6 cases on 100 thousand population are registered. Past year in a half-year 570 cases were recorded.
The greatest number of HIV - positive is registered in Nikolaevsk - 121,9 cases in the ratio on 100 thousand people, Bashtansk - 87,4, Voznesensky - 62,3, Veselinovsk - 61,0, Zhovtnevom - 53,7, Ochakov - 51,4 areas. In the cities of Yuzhnoukrainsk - 58,4 and Nikolaev - 54,9. For example, in the Bashtansky area the incidence indicator in comparison with 2007 grew by 2,3 times, in Veselinovskom, - by 1,7 times. Rates of distribution of HIV - an infection among the population make 34,6%.
Thanks to anti-retrovirus therapy, level of decrease in rates of a disease AIDS is for the first time registered. Today level of transfer of HIV increased to 41,4% sexually. In 2007 this indicator made 39,8%. The quantity of HIV - positive women among infected now exceeds 45%, in their 2007 there were 38,6%. The majority of them reproductive age that promotes increase in birth rate of HIV - the infected children.
As of July 1 in area live 490 children born by HIV - positive mothers. Among them at the 126th diagnosis of HIV it is confirmed. 8 from them are sick with AIDS.
From the moment of registration of the first case of HIV - infection in 1987 in Nikolayevshchina 842 persons already died of this illness. This year among the died 144 persons were with the HIV diagnosis, 29 from them had AIDS. Most of all people of this illness died in the Veselinovsky area (11 people) and the city of Nikolaev (8 people) that makes 65,5% of the registered cases. In these regions the greatest number of HIV - the infected patients with tuberculosis is registered. Only 23,6% of HIV - positive inhabitants of area (1 thousand 165 people) have HIV in connection with tuberculosis.