Minister for Health of Ukraine Raisa Bogatyryova on Monday took part in the opening of the international conference "The right to health, right to life," which these days took place in Brussels. During the meeting with the European Commissioner for Health Tonio Borg the issues of combating HIV / AIDS were discussed. According to the ukrainian Minister HIV / AIDS is one of the most important issues on the agenda of cooperation between Ukraine and the European Union.
Head of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine informed the Comissioner about the dialogue and close cooperation between the government of Ukraine and patient organizations, which were convinced of state's ability to take a leadership role in the fight against HIV / AIDS. The first signs of slowing down the epidemic process of HIV infection - is a clear tendency to stabilize and reduce the number of newly registered HIV cases among drug injecting users, and consequently – the reduction of the epidemic process of HIV. If by 2011 the scale of the HIV epidemic in Ukraine grew, in 2012 Ukraine reduced new HIV infections,this tendency continues this year, said Raisa Bogatyryova.
Since HIV / AIDS - a disease that has associated infections the Ministry Health of Ukraine is developing the entire system of public health, including building a network of centers for the control of infectious diseases. The first step in this direction, according to Raisa Bogatyryova, ware the creation of the Ukrainian Center for Control socially dangerous diseases.
According to the press service of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine