On April 15th, 2010 the HIV prevention work group consisting of deputies of the Russian State Duma has made a conclusion that lowering of HIV dissemination level across Russia was not a success, reported the "United Russia" political party's official internet site.
For reference: 58 448 HIV cases were newly discovered in Russia during the last year. The total number of HIV positive people reached 529 828 (4568 out of them are children under 15 years old). The main way of HIV infection was drug addiction.
At the end of 2009, 78% of HIV positive have got the virus during unsafe intravenous drug injection and taking drugs.
Homosexuals, that during the last decade used to be the main HIV risk group, were not mentioned today at the meeting as a social group conducive to HIV spreading.
Translated by Yerdna Bananes