Upward trend in sexual transmission of HIV observed in Kazakhstan over the past five years

Date: 11:00, 06-11-2019.

Almaty. November 6. KazTAG - An upward trend of sexual transmission of HIV has been observed in Kazakhstan over the past five years, said Bauyrzhan Baiserkin, director of the Kazakh Scientific Center for Dermatology and Infectious Diseases .
“There is a steady upward trend in sexual transmission of HIV. This trend has been observed over the past five years," he said at a press-conference.
"People who have had a sexual contact with HIV-positive people who have been infected through injection are involved in the epidemiological process," he said.
“The second problem is the problem of synthetic drugs, which are widely used among people who have an active sex life in Kazakhstan. When using drugs, the energy potential of the body and, consequently, the libido increase significantly, people forget about protection and promiscuous sexual contacts increase the likelihood of becoming infected with HIV, " he said.
According to statistics, a high level of HIV spread in Kazakhstan is observed in Karaganda, Pavlodar, Kostanay, East Kazakhstan and North Kazakhstan regions and Almaty, low - in the Western and Kyzylorda regions.

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