Peak hour 1994 № 1 12/01/1994
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AnnotationWorld AIDS Day.
Eduard Karamov is a leading specialist in the study of the human immunodeficiency virus (AIDS).
Describes how a little bit of HIV did not get infected by cutting glass bottles that were broken in the laboratory and containing particles of the virus.
Karamov's laboratory was the first in the USSR, and then in Russia, to engage in the detection of the virus (since 1985).
A topic is raised about the possible artificial origin of the virus.
The scientist speaks of several theories of the origin of the virus and its subsequent mutations.
Participants of the program discuss the case of AIDS infection in Elista through untreated medical instruments.
Later, incidents were registered in Rostov, Stavropol, Volgograd.
Eduard Karimov cites statistical data of immunodeficiency viruses infected, in particular, mentions newborns from parents who are carriers of HIV.
The scientist considers the existing measures to prevent the fight against HIV inadequate.
Explains how the virus spreads and what precautions should be taken to prevent infection.
Indicates the existing deficiencies and disagreements in the legislative sphere on this issue.
PersonnelKaramov Eduard - Professor (Immunology), Doctor of Biological Sciences (Virology).