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HIV/AIDS morbidity increased by more than 30% in Kazakhstan

21.05.2008, 12:21 2779

Astana. May 21. Kazakhstan Today - From the beginning of the year HIV/AIDS sickness rate increased by more than 30%. The chief sanitary inspector of the Republic Anatoliy Belonog informed at the press conference on Tuesday, the agency reports.

He explained that growth of morbidity in the Republic is connected with increase of the number of sick persons in prisons. "HIV/AIDS sickness rate increased by 11% in correctional facilities," A. Belonog said. The Ministry of Health has been carrying out preventive work in such establishments," he underlined.

"Sexually transmitted HIV/AIDS cases have grown." "We need to strengthen preventive work with the workers of commercial sex and representatives of untraditional sex. We have specific tasks in this direction," the chief sanitary inspector of the country underlined.

The Ministry of Health plans to stir up the prophylactic measures on prevention of HIV/AIDS morbidity. "The most important is the work with the population. All people must know the rules of conduct and protection from all infections," he said. "Growth of sexually transmitted HIV/AIDS cases by 19% indicates that the population does not use traditional contraceptives.

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