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70 Slovaks are now HIV positive, says AIDS centre

The HIV/AIDS National Reference Centre in Bratislava reported on November 23 that 105 people living in Slovakia are HIV positive, and that 70 of the total (46 men and 24 women) are Slovak, meaning that thirteen out of every million people living in Slovakia are infected. There have been 14 deaths due to AIDS in Slovak history.

In preparation for International AIDS Awareness Day on December 1, the centre said it would like to increase awareness of the disease in Slovakia. An AIDS information hot-line was established five years ago, a spokesperson said, and receives around 15 calls a day. Most callers ask about the physical features of the disease and about diagnostic methods.

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