HIV di­ag­noses at 5-year low

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New di­ag­noses of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, are at their low­est level in five years, ac­cord­ing to fig­ures for 2016 pre­sented yes­ter­day by the Cen­ter for Dis­ease Pre­ven­tion and Con­trol (KEELPNO), which recorded 453 new cases from the start of the year un­til Oc­to­ber. In 2015 new cases stood at 691, down from 761 in 2014 and well be­low the worst years on record, 2011 and 2012, when the num­ber of peo­ple di­ag­nosed as HIV pos­i­tive stood at 958 and 1,147 re­spec­tively. KEELPNO said the new cases bring the to­tal num­ber of HIV pos­i­tive pa­tients recorded in Greece since the 1990s to 15,795, of whom 3,923 have pre­sented symp­toms of AIDS. The to­tal num­ber of AIDS-re­lated deaths came to 2,662 in Oc­to­ber.

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