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Close to 200 Icelanders infected with AIDS

The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service reports that up until December 1st, 2004, 183 Icelanders had been infected with AIDS. Of the 183 infected, there were 141 males and 42 females. Most of those infected were between the ages of 25 – 29 or 40 individuals in total, 27 males and 13 females. The next largest infection rate was in the 40- 49 age group – 30 males and 3 females. The third largest infection rate was in the 30 – 34 age group, 25 males and 7 females infected.

The youngest individual infected is in the age group one to 4 years old. According to RÚV, the most common transmission method is unprotected sex between homosexuals, followed by unprotected sex between heterosexuals. The third most common transmission method from sharing drug needles or syringes.

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