306 infected with HIV in Azerbaijan in H1 2018

306 infected with HIV in Azerbaijan in H1 2018
# 23 July 2018 10:50 (UTC +04:00)

Some 306 people were infected with HIV in Azerbaijan in the first six months of 2018, reads a report by the Working Group of the State Commission for Combating Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking, APA reports.

Of them, 298 (97.4%) are citizens of Azerbaijan, 8 (2.6%) are foreigners, the report says.

From 1 July 1987, when HIV was detected in Azerbaijan for the first time, to 1 July 2018, as many as 7,061 people infected with HIV are registered at the Republican Center for Combating AIDS.

Of them, 6,833 (96.8%) are Azerbaijani citizens, 228 (3.2%) are foreigners, while 5,137 (72.7%) HIV-contracted people are men, and 1,924 (27.3%) are women.

3,103 (43.9%) of 7,061 people contracted HIV as a result of injecting drug use. Of them, 2,250 (72.5%) are on dispensary registration.

As of 1 July 2018, 4,568 people infected with HIV were involved to ART (antiretroviral therapy), 1,853 of them were contracted as a result of injecting drug use. As of the first half of 2018, 48 from 360 patients involved to ART, contracted HIV as a result of injecting drug use.

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