Doctors report increase in HIV cases

Czech doctors have registered a record number of HIV patients in the course of 2013, the ctk news agency reported on Friday. According to statistics there were 215 new cases of HIV in the first 11 months of the year, which is already several more than in 2012. Testing for HIV in this country started in 1985 and there has been a steady increase in cases since 2003. Ten years ago doctors only registered around sixty cases a year. Altogether 2082 people were diagnosed HIV-positive, 396 of whom developed AIDS. 198 people have died of AIDS in the Czech Republic.