Drug against HIV to be tested in clinical trial - Health Ministry

Russian drug to prevent and treat the HIV infection will be tested soon in clinical trials involving people with HIV, the Russian Health Ministry told Interfax on Thursday.

Russian drug to prevent and treat the HIV infection will be tested soon in clinical trials involving people with HIV, the Russian Health Ministry told Interfax on Thursday.

"The drug is currently at the second stage of clinical trials, which will involve HIV patients," the Health Ministry press office said.

The initial meeting of clinical research associates of the vaccine to prevent and treat HIV will be take place in Moscow on June 6, the Health Ministry said.

Russian experts plan to begin clinical trials of the vaccine against HIV in late 2014, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said on May 12.

According to the information of doctors, throughout the entire period statistical research is held, over 109,000 people infected with HIV died in Russia. Up to 100,000 HIV patients received antiretroviral treatment from federal budget.

Meanwhile, the number of people infected with HIV exceeded 589,000 people in 2010 and 636,000 in 2011, the AIDS federal center said.

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