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MOSCOW, May 12, /ITAR-TASS/. A conference on the problems of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in Eastern Europe an and Central Asia countries will be held here on Monday.
The forum will be a major one over the past five years. It will take place at the World Trade Center. Delegates from all over Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States, member-countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and other states will participate in the conference.
A member of the forum's organizing committee told Itar-Tass, "The delegates will focus on measures being taken at national and regional levels to counteract a HIV/AIDS epidemic, including those in Eastern European and Central Asia countries, the latest scientific achievements in the field of epidemiology and prevention of HIV infection, and the development of new medicinal drugs for treatment and diagnosing".
The opening ceremony and subsequent proceedings of the conference will be attended by officials of the RF government, the Health Ministry, the Federal Service for Supervision of the Protection of Consumers' Rights and Welfare, the UN United Programme on HIV/AIDS, the World Health Organization, and other institutions and agencies involved in efforts to counteract the spread of a HIV/AIDS epidemic and minimize its consequences in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Itar-Tass is the informational sponsor of the conference.