Number of HIV/AIDS cases increased in Georgia

Number of HIV/AIDS cases increased in Georgia

A total of 517 new cases of HIV/AIDS were reported in Georgia this year as of October 1, 2018, the Centre for Infectious Diseases, AIDS and Clinical Immunology said.

To compare, 468 new cases of the infection were revealed in the same time period of 2017.

A total of 7,283 HIV/AIDS -infected persons are registered in Georgia, of which 5,445 are men and 1,838 women. The majority of infected people are from 29 to 39 years old.

AIDS has developed in 3,797 patients, while 1,477 people have died from AIDS, according to the centre.

The most cases (2,662) are reported in the capital city of Tbilisi of which 89 were foreign citizens, Agenda,ge reported.

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