Cyprus Mail

New HIV cases continue to rise

Around 80 new HIV cases are expected to be recorded in Cyprus by the end of 2017, around the same level as 2016, it emerged on Wednesday.

Speaking to CNA ahead of World Aids Day on December 1, the head of the Aids support centre in Cyprus, Christos Krasidis said the number of recorded cases was on the rise.

According to official data, 41 cases were recorded in 2010, 54 in 2011, 58 each in 2012 and 2013, 54 in 2014, 55 in 2015, and 79 in 2016.
Of the 80 cases expected to be recorded by the end of this year, eight out of ten will be homosexual men aged between 20 and 39.


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