Almost 2,500 people have died of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in Ukraine since the beginning of the year.

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"Over 13,000 cases of infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), more than 6,000 cases of AIDS and almost 2,500 AIDS-related deaths were officially registered in our country in January-October 2019," as reported by the Public Health Center at the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

Some 136,000 HIV-infected citizens of Ukraine were registered as of October 1. HIV prevalence among Ukrainians aged 15-24 has a stable downward trend, which may indicate the effectiveness of preventive measures and the stabilization of the HIV epidemic.

The ministry assures Ukraine is provided with all the latest HIV treatments.