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Six Deaths due to HIV/AIDS in Iceland this Century

Since the first case of HIV in Iceland was detected 30 years ago, 304 Icelanders have been diagnosed with the illness.

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In those 30 years, 33 males and six women have died, six of whom have died since the turn of the century, ruv.is report.

Of the total number to be diagnosed, 114 contracted the disease through heteorsexual contact, 111 through same sex contact and 61 through injection drug use. It is not known how the remaining 14 were infected.

HIV-Ísland celebrated the organization’s 25th anniversary last weekend.

As reported recently, the number of people diagnosed with HIV in Iceland has dropped significantly. A total of three people have been diagnosed with the virus so far this year, down from 20 individuals in 2012.

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28.10.2013 | Large Decrease in HIV Infection Rate in Iceland

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