Doctors registered record number of new HIV cases last year

Czech doctors last year registered 235 new HIV cases in the country, the highest number on record, the National Institute of Public Health said on Monday. In 2013, 211 men and 24 women contracted the infection which was 23 more than the previous year. Nine people died of AIDS while another six people with HIV died of other cause, the doctors said. Health authorities say diminishing concern about contracting the infection is one of the factors behind the rising numbers of cases.

Author: Jan Richter