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Over 89,000 new HIV-infected people appear in Russia in 2014

August 12, 2015, 8:37 UTC+3 DVORIKI VILLAGE

According to Russian consumer rights watchdog, a total of 912,880 people in Russia live with the virus

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DVORIKI VILLAGE /Vladimir region/, August 11 /TASS/. The head of the Russian consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, told participants in the Territory of Meanings on the Klyazma National Education Forum on Tuesday that 0.5% of Russia’s population was HIV-infected.

"Today, 0.5% of Russia’s population is HIV-infected," Popova told the forum’s delegates adding that a total of 912,880 people in Russia lived with the virus.

According to Rospotrebnadzor, about 89,177 new HIV-infected people appeared in Russia in 2014.

Out of 22 Russian regions, the biggest number of HIV infections have been registered in the Irkutsk, Samara, Sverdlovsk and Kemerovo regions, Popova said.

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