Some cheering figures on the AIDS front in Ukraine
According to the Head of the Regional Centre for Prevention and Treatment of AIDS Stanislav Servetsky, the number of deaths from AIDS In the Odessa region during 2006 fell by 50%.
He believes that this result was achieved thanks to the use of comprehensive antiretroviral therapy. The number of cases of people contracting AIDS had also dropped by 48%.
At the same time, he pointed out that the Odessa region was in the first three Ukrainian regions for the number of cases of people becoming HIV infected. Dr Servetsky said, however, that this was not something the doctors could solve since it was linked with ineffective preventive work, Interfax reports.