Kazakhstan launched the USAID project "Flagman" on HIV in Central Asia. Its implementation will reduce morbidity and mortality from HIV in the countries of Central Asia, including Kazakhstan.
In this regard, on 26 May there was signed the memorandum on cooperation between the Republican Center for prevention and control of AIDS and USAID "Flagman" on HIV in Central Asia , which set out the main aspects of the interaction between structures with a view to the implementation of measures for the prevention and control of HIV in the country.
The Regional director of the USAID Mission in Central Asia, George Deikun noted that treatment to more people living with HIV, antiretroviral therapy, are the basis for stopping the epidemic.
"When people are on treatment, they are much less likely to transmit the virus to others," he noted.
According to the National Center for prevention and control of AIDS , at the beginning of 2016 year in Kazakhstan, there are 17 726 people living with HIV. HIV is mainly transmitted through parenteral, i.e. through injecting drug use (50.1%), sexually transmitted in 44% of cases.
The above mentioned project is implemented in accordance with the UNAIDS strategy 90-90-90: By 2020 year 90% of all people living with HIV will know their status; 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive antiretroviral therapy; at the 90% of people receiving antiretroviral therapy, there will be a decrease in viral load.