New HIV cases up 35%

Ten new cases of HIV are diagnosed every day in this country.

Figures from HIV Ireland show new cases have increased by 35% since 2011.

A total of 498 people were diagnosed as living with HIV last year, compared with 372 in 2014.

The charity said the rate of increase – which is described as a “spiralling crisis” – was alarming and needed urgent action.

Some facts from HIV Ireland, based on provisional data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre:

  • More than one third of new HIV transmissions in Ireland were through heterosexual sexual contact in 2014
  • HIV affects a range of at-risk groups including men who have sex with men (MSM), intravenous drug users and migrants;
  • According to the World Health Organisation, 30% of people living with HIV are undiagnosed;
  • IV also affects both younger and older people, with 44 young people aged between 14 and 24, and 32 people aged over 50 years, diagnosed with HIV in 2014.

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One Response to New HIV cases up 35%

  1. neofenian says:

    Notice the at-risk groups include Homosexuals, Intravenous Drug Users and Migrants.


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