1998 Sees Four New Cases of AIDS and One HIV Infection in Slovenia

Ljubljana, 21 April - HEALTH/CARE/AIDS
Four new cases of AIDS and a new case of HIV infection were registered in Slovenia in the first quarter of this year. Since 1986, however, 66 cases have been registered in the first category and 63 in the second one. The Health Care Institute told a news conference on Tuesday that the current situation reflected the infections contracted years ago, and not the actual situation; the number of HIV-infected persons is expected to be much higher, particularly among those who take drugs intravenouslye. In order to reduce HIV infections and stop AIDS from spreading, the Health Care Institute carries out a number of preventive activities. Among the latest ones is its participation in this year's world campaign against AIDS (UNAIDS), sponsored by the UN and to be officially launched on Wednesday in Moskow.

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