HIV Cases in Ireland on the Rise Again
February 25, 2004
A report from the National Disease Surveillance Centre of Ireland revealed that the number of Irish people testing positive for HIV rose to 207 in the first six months of 2003, compared to 157 for the same period in 2002. Although details of all cases are not yet known, and full-year figures are required to determine trends, it appears the incidence of new cases among gay men has risen dramatically. Thirty- five gay men tested positive compared to 18 during the same period in 2002. The total number of HIV infections in Ireland is now 3,000; to date there have been 731 reported cases of AIDS.Adapted from:
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.