From 10 November to 10 December 2016 in all regions of the country will host the annual month for the prevention of HIV infection, timed to the world day of fight against AIDS.
The main goal of the campaign is to raise awareness of the population, attraction of public attention to the problems of HIV/AIDS, support prevention programs, reducing stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV.
Within a month it is planned to conduct press conferences; workshops, mini-sessions among vulnerable groups and young people with the spread of information and educational materials on HIV/AIDS and contraception; cultural events, actions, marches and marathons with the involvement of NGOs, international organizations, activists of youth; Express test "Get tested for HIV" for everyone in the field of stock and.
Republican center for prevention and control of AIDS of the MHSD of the RK encourages Kazakhstan citizens to support the campaign, to Express their opinion, taking photos with a word or short phrase written on the palm of your hand, about the need to intensify HIV prevention efforts, for example: "I - for the prevention of HIV!", "Zero discrimination", etc. Your photos can be uploaded on the Facebook page of UNAIDS.
UNAIDS estimates that, over the past 5 years annually in the world become infected with HIV by about 1.9 million people.
Today in Kazakhstan, the HIV epidemic is in a concentrated stage. In the ranking of the world economic forum's index of Global competitiveness index "HIV Prevalence among population aged 15-49 years" of Kazakhstan, with a figure of 0.18% is in the group of countries occupying the first place.
Curbing the spread of HIV infection is due to the implementation of preventive programs among the population and vulnerable groups. Significantly improved coverage for people living with HIV, ARV therapy, from 43% in 2005 to 79% in 2015.
Thanks to the improvement of the system of medical care and implementation of the recommendations of the world health organization (hereinafter - who) for the treatment there has been a steady decline in AIDS mortality by 1.8 times, from 16.1 per 1 thousand people living with HIV in 2010 to 9 in 2015.
The availability of testing for HIV infection for the population of Kazakhstan is universal. For detection of HIV infection is tested annually more than 2 million people.
HIV-infected women and children born from them, receive preventive treatment in accordance with who recommendations, at the expense of the Republican budget.
Recall that the world day against AIDS was first proclaimed by WHO in 1988. On this day, the society expresses solidarity with people affected by the epidemic, and supports the efforts to combat HIV infection spreading across the globe.