"By the end of this year the World Health Organization (WHO) is expected to approve new guidelines on treatment of HIV. If these guidelines are approved by the end of this year, new treatment protocols will be developed by the Health Ministry jointly with the AIDS center beginning next year," Javahir Suleymanova, Expert on Infectious Diseases at WHO's Azerbaijan office, said.
According to Report, like in the European continent, there are fewer cases of HIV infection among women than among men: "AIDS is declining in the west, but stabilization is obversed in the east. Late diagnostics of HIV remain a problem. We are unable to reach the 90-90-90 goal specified for 2020. In line with this goal, involvement of HIV-infected people to treatment, was to reach 90%, diagnosing to 90%, and decline in the level of the virus among people to 90%." The expert noted that the decline in the virus burden currently reaches 73%: "We should work together to reach the same goals in Azerbaijan."