2011 saw 153 new HIV cases

One hundred and fifty-three new cases of HIV were registered in the Czech Republic in 2011, according to figures released by the national HIV/AIDS programme on Thursday. It is the third highest surge since 1985 when monitoring began. Doctors also recorded 20 people who developed AIDS; nine people died of the disease last year. The authorities said 87 percent of the new patients contracted the disease from sexual intercourse. In total, 1675 people are known to have contracted HIV in the Czech Republic; 341 of them have developed AIDS, of which 253 died.

Author: Jan Richter