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09:47 | 25th May 2017

News: UK

Wed 16 Jun, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) confirmed that of the 395 people diagnosed in 2009, 138 of them were gay or bisexual men.

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Figures have revealed that last year 395 people were diagnosed with HIV in Ireland, with a high percentage being gay men but the numbers also shockingly included a newborn baby and four children.

The alarming figures showed that there was a 42.2% rise in the number of gay and bisexual men diagnosed with HIV but that there was a decrease overall nationwide.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) confirmed that of the 395 people diagnosed in 2009, 138 of them were gay or bisexual men.

In 2008 saw 97 gay or bi men had been told they had contracted HIV but the overall number of confirmed cases from all members of the public was smaller than 2009’s recorded numbers.



 

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