240 new cases infected with AIDS have been detected since the beginning of this year so far. This was announced by Dr. Tonka Varleva, Director of the "HIV / AIDS Prevention and Control" Program at the Ministry of Health.
With the total number of seropositive people from 1983, when the first cases were established in Bulgaria, they were slightly more than 2,700 people, "said Dr. Verleva, quoted by Monitor. According to him, the newly discovered cases were far less than in most European countries. then, 242 people were diagnosed with the AIDS virus for the same period.
Nearly 79 million people have been infected with HIV since 35 years ago. More than 35 million have died as a result of developing the disease. Data shows that the most vulnerable age groups are young people who have started to live sex lives from 15 to 19 years and those of active age from 20 to 44 years.
Our country is good compared to other countries related to infection. This is 5.7 per 100,000 in our country, while in other countries it is 2.8 per 100,000 people, experts say, and remember that retrovirus treatment is provided free in Bulgaria.
In 1996, three component antiretroviral therapy was introduced, thanks to the lives of infected people increased by more than 20 years. Factors that interfere with treatment are alcohol or high stress levels, for example.
Around BGN 20,000 comes from the care of one person infected with the AIDS virus per year. Depending on the condition and the dose and combination of antiretroviral therapy, the amount may vary, but only slightly. At BGN 300,000, the treatment rate of one person infected for 15-20 years is the same as the survival rate of the HIV virus.
Flu-like symptoms two weeks after the infection shows an infection, alerting the doctor. In five to eight, even ten years later, it showed no symptoms. When the virus reaches a high level in the body, infections often occur together with other diseases, such as fungi are the most common.
A free and anonymous AIDS virus test will be conducted on November 30 in 27 cities across the country. They are part of the European HIV and viral hepatitis test. Testing and consultation will be carried out in cities Blagoevgrad, Burgas, Varna, Veliko Tarnovo, Vidin, Vratsa, Gabrovo, Dobrich, Kardzhali, Kyustendil, Lovech, Montana, Pernik, Pleven, Plovdiv, Razgrad, Silistra, Sliven, Smolyan, Sofia, Sofia district, Stara Zagora, Targovishte , Haskovo, Shumen and Yambol.