Analysis of the social and professional structure of the HIV-infected in a region with high HIV prevalence rates in case of the Tyumen Region


Kondratova S.E., Marchenko A.N., Egorova M.S.

1) Branch «Hospital», Primary Healthcare Unit Seventy-Two, Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, Tyumen, Russia; 2) Tyumen State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia, Tyumen, Russia; 3) Center for AIDS Prevention and Control, Tyumen, Russia
Objective. To analyze the social and professional composition of HIV-infected people in the Tyumen Region in the period 1993 to 2018.
Materials and methods. Descriptive, evaluative, epidemiological, and statistical studies were used.
Results. The HIV-infected mainly included unemployed people over the age of 18 years (46.1%), working people (35.6%), and convicts (16.3%). Among the working people, laborers constituted a major proportion (20.6%) Over a long period of time, the lowest growth rate was registered in a group of the unemployed (9.6%); the highest one was in a group of pensioners (by 52.8%).
Conclusion. The risk of HIV infection exists in any social and professional group. Noteworthy is the high rate of HIV spread among the working population and pensioners, who until a certain time were not a social group requiring a close attention from a sanitary and epidemiological service. The identification of HIV-infected people in all social and professional groups confirms an indisputable fact: there are no «atypical» groups for HIV.


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About the Autors

Svetlana Е. Kondratova, Infectiologist, Branch «Hospital», Primary Healthcare Unit Seventy-Two, Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, Tyumen, Russia; e-mail:; ORCID:
Aleksandr N. Marchenko, MD, Head, Department of Hygiene, Ecology, and Epidemiology, Tyumen State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia, Tyumen, Russia; e-mail:
Marina S. Egorova, Epidemiologist, Center for AIDS Prevention and Control, Tyumen, Russia; e-mail:

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