In H1 2017, record number of new HIV cases reported

The highest increase in the number of new HIV infections in one calendar year over the past few years was reported in the first half of the year.

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Totally, 36 new HIV cases were registered in this period by the Public Health Authority (ÚVZ): the highest increase in the number of new HIV infections in one calendar year over the past few years. The stable number for one year is 80-90 new cases; and this trend will probably not change this year. Between January 1 and June 30, 2017 altogether 36 new HIV cases were diagnosed in Slovakia, of which 33 patients were men and three women.

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In the same period of time, four new AIDS cases were diagnosed, while one patient died of this illness, the Denník N daily wrote on September 7. As for foreigners living in Slovakia, no HIV or AIDS case, nor a death was reported in the first half of the year.

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