August 5, 2010
Data from the National Health Board show that Estonia registered 222 new HIV cases in the first seven months of 2010, including 28 in July. Most of the newly diagnosed patients live in East-Viru County. New HIV cases have been trending downward in recent years: The nation logged its highest count, 1,474 new cases, in 2001. The total dropped to 545 in 2008 and 411 in 2009.