A charitable project of medical and social assistance to HIV-infected children was launched in Moscow, Alexey Mazus, chief freelance specialist of the Moscow health department for diagnostics and treatment of HIV infection, head of the Moscow City Center for the Prevention and Control of AIDS, told reporters on Friday.
“Moscow is reaching the highest standards of care for HIV-children. The Moscow Healthcare Department and the AiF. Kind Heart "are launching a joint project of medical and social support for children with HIV infection," Mazus said.
He added that thanks to the many years of systematic support from the Moscow government and the Moscow health department, HIV infection in children is a priority.
“Confidence in the quality of medical care and social adaptation is a necessary measure to protect their future. HIV-positive children have an increased risk of developing comorbidities and are forced to take medications every day and, like no one else, need life in a society that does not give them an isolated place in groups of sick children, but is absolutely open to the brightest potential that every child can have … This is our principled position and extremely responsible, hard work of both the city health care and social workers and teachers,”Mazus said.
He stressed that when children apply to Moscow health care institutions, they are provided with a guaranteed comprehensive high-tech medical care, based on the principle of the priority of the child's quality of life.