Feb 25 2005
SITTING OF CIS COORDINATING COUNCIL ON HIV INFECTION PROBLEMS TAKES
PLACE IN BAKU
[February 25, 2005, 20:26:53]
A sitting of the CIS coordinating council on HIV infection problems
took place in Baku. The sitting was attended by national coordinators
of CIS countries (except Armenia and Turkmenistan), representatives
of CIS executive committee, World Health Organization, United Nations
program on HIV/AIDS. The discussions at the sitting revolved around
the issues of providing better access for AIDS carriers to the
antiretrovirus medicines. The participants are adopted a document of
joint prophylaxis and fight against this disease which to be later
considered by heads of CIS member-states.
Commonwealth states adopted the `Program of Urgent Actions to Prevent
Spreading of HIV in CIS member-states’, which expires in 2005,
representative of CIS executive council Sergey Barshevskiy said at
the press conference held in grand-hotel Europe, February 25. The HIV
growth rates in CIS states are making necessary to adopt this program
and a list of drugs to alleviate the life of AIDS infected peoples.
Head of Azerbaijani National Center to fight and prophylaxis of AIDS
Galib Aliyev reported that there are 740 people infected with AIDS in
Azerbaijan. 65 of them died while 63 are in the final stage of the
disease. According to him, this document will allow coordinating the
work of CIS health organizations towards fighting AIDS.