HIV infections on the rise

The number of newly diagnosed HIV infections in Czechia between January and September of this year was about 18 percent higher than in the same period last year, the National Institute of Health reported. Health officials have recorded 221 cases of HIV so far this year. More than half of the positive cases registered  are foreign nationals. There are moreover another 511 HIV positive persons, including children, among the Ukrainian refugees who have arrived in Czechia since the war started. These cases are registered separately. Most of them knew about their condition and are receiving treatment.