Ireland Seeing Increase in HIV Cases in Some Areas, Health Official Says
April 2, 2009
Mary Horgan, a consultant physician in infectious diseases with Ireland's Health Service Executive South, said recently that an increase in the number of reported HIV cases in Cork and Kerry is a cause for concern and urged residents to practice safer sex, the Irish Times reports. Horgan said that the number of HIV cases in Cork and Kerry increased by more than 25% to 80 in 2008, marking the greatest increase in recent years. The number of HIV cases in the two areas reached 49 in 2004 and 58 in 2007.
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