June 4th, 2019
There were 102 new cases of infection with the HIV virus in Slovakia last year, which equates to a year-on-year increase in new cases of 41.7 percent, states a Health Ministry report noted by the government on Tuesday. There were also ten cases of full-blown AIDS, and in three cases patients with HIV died. Most of the infected people live in cities or larger towns, with Bratislava at the top in this regard. The authorities have been monitoring the spread of HIV and AIDS since 1985. By the end of 2018 they had registered 1,072 cases in total, of which 904 were Slovaks and the rest foreigners. In 118 cases HIV infection has led to AIDS. More than 70 HIV-infected people have died, of which 52 died after infection led to AIDS.