Prague, July 31 (CTK) – Doctors register 2783 HIV-positive people, mostly men, in the Czech Republic as of June 30, while in 484 cases AIDS has developed, Miroslav Hlavaty, from the Red Ribbon organisation dealing with AIDS consultancy and prevention, has told CTK.
Last November, there were 2567 confirmed HIV cases in the country with a population of 10.5 million, according to data from the National Referential Laboratory for HIV/AIDS at the State Health Institute in Prague.
The rising number of HIV cases shows that preventive measures have failed, Hlavaty said.
Out of the total number of people infected with HIV, there are 2372 men and 411 women. AIDS has been confirmed in 392 men and 92 women. A total of 199 men and 47 women have died of AIDS.
eIn June 2016, 27 new HIV cases (24 men, including 15 gays, and three women) were registered, Hlavaty added.
The highest number of cases appeared in the age group from 30 to 34 years (seven men and two women). Out of the regions, the highest number of HIV-infected people were in Prague (ten), followed by Central Bohemia (five) and South Moravia (three).
HIV occurrence has been monitored in the Czech Republic since October 1985. The treatment is available to anyone and fully covered by health insurance, however, there are still shortcomings in prevention.