Number Of New HIV Cases In Hungary On The Rise In Recent Years

  • 1 Dec 2015 8:00 AM
Number Of New HIV Cases In Hungary On The Rise In Recent Years
The number of new HIV cases in Hungary has steadily risen over the past years, an expert said on World AIDS Day. Altogether 3,064 HIV cases have been registered in Hungary since 1986, with number of cases rising over the past few years, the head of the St István and St László hospital complex’s molecular biology laboratory told a press briefing for the 3rd national AIDS conference that Budapest is hosting.

Last year, there were 271 new cases.

People have let their guard down when it comes to HIV and sexual behaviour has become more relaxed, said Eszter Ujhelyi, commenting on the possible reasons for the rising numbers.

Still, Hungary’s numbers are “insignificant” compared with several other countries such as Ukraine that registers some 30,000 new HIV cases each year, she added.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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