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Record number of hiv-infections in Europe

Record number of hiv-infections in Europe

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The number of hiv infections in Europe since the beginning of the tracking the figures in 1980, never as high as in 2015.

More than 153,000 people were last year to be infected, a growth of 7 percent compared with the year before. Thus, now more than 2 million people are infected with the aids virus in Europe, the world health organization (WHO Tuesday known.

Especially in the Eastern European countries is a significant increase. The number of hiv infections in countries such as Russia, Bulgaria, Hungary, the Czech republic and Slovakia increased by nearly 80 percent to more than 121.000. Besides unprotected sex, the virus is also often transmitted by contaminated drugsnaalden.

The netherlands had last year around 23,000 people with hiv, was already previously known. That there are some 900 more than in 2014.

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