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Events :: HIV :: Campaign for HIV and hepatitis screening

Campaign for HIV and hepatitis screening

Dani testNovember 29th , 2013

On Nov 29th, on the eve of Dec 1st – World AIDS Day – Daniela Dikova from BFPA and Milen Chavrov from “Hope Against AIDS” Foundation visited the Roma communities in Varshetz and Kravoder. The people from these communities had the opportunity to be tested for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C and also received valuable information and counseling from one of the best - Daniela Dikova, the manager  of BFPA’s clinic.

In summary – close to 200 tests were conducted – 9 each for HIV, HBV and HCV in Kravoder and 57 each for HIV, HBV, and HCV in Varshetz. The age of the people tested varied between 13 and 67 years of age. Besides the tests, educational sessions on prevention of HIV prevalence were held.

Data on HIV prevalence

Group photoBetween 30 and 50% of all 2.3 mln. people living with HIV in Europe are not aware that they’re HIV positive. Nearly 50% of the HIV-positive people are diagnosed too late. This leads to a delayed start of the treatment, impossibility of prevention of HIV prevalence, economic and social loss.
Data from the Ministry of Health points that officially in Bulgaria there are 1753 registered peple with HIV infection and since the beginning of the year up to August 13, 2013, 123 new cases of HIV infection were discovered. The tendency in recent years is that the number of newly-infected men is three times the number of the newly-infected women – 97 men against 26 women.
According to data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control in 2011 the ratio of new HIV cases in EU countries is 5.7 per 100 000. For Bulgaria the ratio of new HIV infections is 2.7 per 100 000.

 

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