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[thejournal.ie] ‘Once you say you’re HIV positive, you can’t take it back’. (07 Jun 2014)

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Some 344 people were newly diagnosed with HIV in Ireland last year.
Globally, 30 per cent of people living with the virus are doing so without knowing it – that works out at approximately 1,800 people in Ireland.
Dr Erin Nugent, Community Support Coordinator at the Dublin AIDS Alliance, said the biggest issue surrounding HIV is the fact that people are passing it on unwittingly.
“If people don’t know [they are HIV positive] it can cause a lot of complications. People often think they’re not at risk because they have no symptoms.

HIV in Ireland in 2013: The numbers
344: newly diagnosed cases
258: men diagnosed
86: women diagnosed
34: average age of new diagnosis
3: mother-to-child transmissions
38.1: percentage of diagnoses related to straight people
46.2: percentage of diagnoses related to gay men
5.2: percentage of diagnoses related to injecting drug users

Item Type:News
Date:7 June 2014
Subjects:G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > HIV
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control > HIV prevention
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Sociocultural aspects of substance use > Societal attitude toward substance use
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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