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Health Protection Surveillance Centre. (2010) HIV and AIDS update, quarter 1&2 2010. Dubllin: Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

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Key points:
• There were 168 new HIV diagnoses reported in Q1&2 2010 compared to 209 in Q1&2 2009 and 186 in Q3&4 2009.
• The cumulative total of HIV infections to the end of June 2010 is 5,805
• Completed forms were received for 72.6% (122 cases) in Q1&2 2010
• Of the 127 cases where route of transmission was reported,
44.9% (57 cases) were MSM,
40.2% (51 cases) were heterosexual
11.8% (15 cases) were IDU
• Risk group was unknown in 24.4% (41) of newly diagnosed cases.
• Males accounted for 73.2% of new cases (123 cases) and 26.2% were female (44 cases)
• Almost two thirds of cases (64.9%) were aged between 20 and 40 years.
• Of the cases where geographic origin was reported, 50.4% were Irish born and 20.4% were born in sub‐Saharan Africa. A further 15.0% were born in Central and Eastern Europe.
• There were 18 new reports of AIDS cases diagnosed in Q1&2 2010
• The cumulative total of AIDS cases to the end of June 2010 is 1,066


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