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Number of Russians with HIV Hits 1 Million

The series of HIV-positive patients purebred in Russia has reached one million, a Interfax news group reported Wednesday, citing Vadim Pokrovsky, conduct of a Moscow-based Federal Center for Fighting AIDS.

However, according to experts’ estimates, a series of HIV-positive people in Russia might be closer to 1.5 million, as a whole race has not been examined, Pokrovsky noted, according to Interfax.

It is approaching that a sum of 93,000 new HIV cases will have been purebred in 2015, that is a historically high level, Pokrovsky said.

In an try to hindrance a HIV epidemic, Russia has doubled a volume of appropriation allocated to quarrel a disease.

Starting from this year, a volume of income allocated to quarrel HIV will surpass $600 million, a TASS news group reported in October, citing Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova.

A sum of 205,538 of HIV-infected people have died in Russia given 1987, when a initial box of a HIV infection was registered, Pokrovsky told Interfax in Nov 2015.

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