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Sunday, February 18, 2018

British scientists: the war in Ukraine was provoked by the HIV epidemic

Military conflicts in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, as well as other crises which took place in Ukraine in recent time, among other things, led to the spread of HIV in the country. To such conclusion experts of the University of Oxford and the National health service of England.

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Scientists have divided Ukraine into several regions and analyzed how the situation is in each of them, and then tried to figure out how it is influenced by the movement of people within the country.

According to the researchers, Ukraine number of HIV-infected than in many other European countries, and in the Eastern part of the country the situation is particularly acute. According to experts, the Donetsk and Luhansk region accounts for 24 percent of registered infection cases in the country. It is from these areas, many people emigrated during the hostilities. 1.7 million people have moved to other regions of the country, and more than 800 thousand went abroad. It is reported that about half of HIV-infected unaware that they are carriers of the virus, which also contributes to the spread of infection.

The study was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

On 1 December last year in an interview timed to Semernya day against AIDS, the Deputy UN Secretary-General, Michel sidibé, said that Russia ranked third in the world in the number of new cases of HIV infection. Above in the “antiliderov” was only South Africa and Nigeria. At the same time, the representative of the United Nations believes that Russia is the only country that is able to stop the epidemic within the country and to help other countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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