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They found 240 new cases of HIV / AIDS in Bulgaria


Since the beginning of the year, 240 new cases of AIDS infection have been detected. This was announced by Tonka Varleva, Director of the Program "Prevention and Control of HIV / AIDS" at the Ministry of Health.

With them the total number of HIV-positive people since 1983, when the first case was settled in Bulgaria, they are just over 2,700 people, "Dr Verleva, quoted by Monitor, said that the newly discovered cases are incomparably less than in most European countries. Last year, 242 people were diagnosed with the AIDS virus for the same period.

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Almost 79 million people have been infected with HIV 35 years ago. More than 35 million died as a result of developing the disease. Data show that the most vulnerable age groups are young people who are starting to live a 15 to 19-year-old sex life, and active aged 20 to 44.
Our country is well versed other countries in terms of infection. It is 5.7 per 100,000 in our country, while in other countries it is 2.8 per 100,000 people, said the expert and reminded that retrovirus treatment is offered free of charge in Bulgaria.

In 1996, three-component antiretroviral therapy was introduced, thanks to which the life of the infected persons increases by over 20 years. The factors that interfere with treatment are alcohol or high levels of stress, for example.
Approximately 20,000 pounds come from the treatment of a virus infected with the AIDS virus per year. Depending on its condition and dose and combination of antiretroviral therapy, the amount may vary, but only marginally. At 300,000 BGN, the treatment rate of an infected patient for 15-20 years is the same as the survival rate of HIV.

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Symptoms similar to influenza two weeks after infection suggest the infection, reminded doctors. The next five to eight, even ten years, is asymptomatic. When the virus reaches high levels in the body, frequent concomitant infections with other diseases such as fungi are the most common.

Free and anonymous AIDS tests will be conducted by November 30 in 27 cities across the country. They are part of the European week of HIV testing and viral hepatitis. Testing and consultation will be conducted in cities Blagoevgrad, Burgas, Varna, Veliko Tarnovo, Vidin, Vratsa, Gabrovo, Dobrich, Kardzhali, Kyustendil, Lovech, Montana, Pazardzhik, Pernik, Pleven, Plovdiv, Razgrad, Silistra, Sliven, Smolyan, Sofia, district Sofia, Stara Zagora, Targovishte , Haskovo, Shumen and Yambol.

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