Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Slovakia has 131 registered cases of HIV

The number of people in Slovakia registered as HIV positive stands at 131, journalists were told yesterday in the run up to World Aids Day, December 1.

Emil Tomášik, director of the HIV/AIDS Coordination Centre in Bratislava, said the virus is being spread mainly via sexual intercourse, and that nearly 70 percent of those infected were homosexual males.

The figures, which Tomasik provided to the TASR news wire, were last updated September 30.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Armed forces need new armour, and more

Slovakia's armed forces need to modernise their military technology, but also improve infrastructure and make soldiers' salaries more competitive.

Illustrative stock photo

EC scrutinises state aid for Jaguar Photo

There is a question whether the scrutiny may impact the carmaker’s plans to invest in Slovakia.

The construction site of a brand new plant of Jaguar Land Rover near Nitra.

Police president refuses the proposals of students

He turned down their suggestions for a public debate but invites them to talk about corruption at the Police Corps Presidium.

Police President Tibor Gašpar

How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.