Ukraine has become the first country in Eastern Europe to reduce the number of new HIV infections, Michel Sidibe, executive director of joint United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), currently on a two-day working visit to Ukraine, told reporters, according to the UN news center.

"He [Michel Sidibe - ed.] congratulated Ukraine on the fact that it has become the first country in Eastern Europe to reduce the number of new HIV infections," the UNAIDS said in a report, Ukrinform reported.

At themeeting chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Health Tetiana Bakhteyeva and Michel Sidibe discussed the recently developed national programme to combat AIDS in 2014-2018, which is expected to be submitted for the approval by the Verkhovna Rada in coming months.

The UNAIDS chief said that the programme sets ambitious goals, such as a significant increase in access of HIV-infected individuals to antiretroviral treatment and a significant increase in the level of state funding. Sidibe expressed hope that Ukraine will be able to consolidate the progress made in the fight against the virus.
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