Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Features of epi-demiological situation on HIV-infection in Saratov region

Year: 2017, volume 13 Issue: №3 Pages: 489-494
Heading: Infectious Diseases Article type: Original article
Authors: Sotskova V.A., Shuldyakov А.А., Kolokolov O.V., Abramyan T.L., Potemina L.P., Tsareva T.D., Perminova Т.А.
Organization: Saratov Regional Centre for Disease Prevention and Control of AIDS, Saratov State Medical University

Objective: to perform analysis of HIV-infection epidemic in the Saratov region in the period from 1996 to 2015. Material and Methods. Epidemiological and static methods have been used, retrospective epidemiological analysis of HIV-infection progression on the territory of the region has been performed. Results. Excess incidence and prevalence of HIV-infection in the region has been noticed. The main virus routes are injections of narcotic drugs and sexual transmission. From 2009 the persons over 30 years old have been involved in the epidemical process to a greater extent. The increase in the number of women of fertile age among incident cases of HIV-infection has been registered. Increasing incidence rate of HIV-infection among rural people occurred. Conclusion. In the Saratov region, as well as in the Russian Federation, high burden of HIV-infection continues to persist, that imposes more detailed study of the problem.

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