Czech Republic sees record increase of new HIV cases

Doctors in the Czech Republic registered a record rise in the number of new HIV cases in the first half of 2014 - the highest since records of the virus were first established in former Czechoslovakia in 1985. According to information provided by the National Reference Laboratory for HIV/AIDS the first six months saw 129 new cases of HIV registered; since the beginning of the year, 10 people developed AIDS. Since records have been kept, the lab registered 2,251 HIV cases, overall, 410 AIDS cases, and 209 AIDS-related deaths. Doctors have long warned the situation in the Czech Republic regarding HIV was worse than first appeared.