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    Ireland's HIV rate has doubled since 1999 global peak - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 01, 2010

    While HIV prevalence remains greatest in sub-Saharan Africa, with two-thirds of the world’s 33.3 million cases located there, of the 33 countries in which the incidence of new cases fell by more than 25 per cent between 2001 and 2009, 22 are in sub-Saharan Africa, the result not only of the natural arc of the epidemic, but also of the success of prevention strategies. Of the seven countries in which incidence increased by more than 25 per cent, five are in eastern Europe and central Asia.

    While the incidence of HIV has declined globally, it has more than doubled in Ireland since 1999, from 190 new cases reported then to 395 last year, which brought the cumulative total reported here to 5,637. Those diagnosed with HIV in Ireland last year ranged in age from 18 to 80, with a median age of 35.6. Two-thirds were men, and of 137 women diagnosed, 25 were pregnant.

    HIV incidence among sub-Saharan Africans living here, which peaked at 183 new cases in 2003, has fed into the rise, as has a threefold increase in incidence among homosexual men between 2004 and 2009, from 46 cases to 138 – last year’s figure representing a rise of 42.3 per cent on the 2008 figure of 97. Most of these men (63 per cent) were born in Ireland, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre says, and they most likely acquired HIV here.

    Thirty-three new cases of Aids were reported in the State last year, bringing the cumulative total to 1,038. Two people with Aids died last year, bringing the total to 414.

    Since 1997, more than €7 million in extra funding has been provided for HIV and Aids treatment here. At the international level, the government undertook in 2005 to double spending to €10 million annually, and by last year the total spending on HIV, Aids and other communicable diseases had reached €114 million, proportionally among the most generous in the world, and far ahead of such parsimonious countries as Italy and Japan.

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    Golly, thirty eight new cases last year. An explosion indeed.


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    Did you just give your own thread 5 stars before anyone had even read it??? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucy chambers View Post
    Golly, thirty eight new cases last year. An explosion indeed.


    FFS.
    its not funny lucy

    414 deaths and 5,637 cases

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    Between that and the Asian flu I am fairly shitting myself now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy10 View Post
    Did you just give your own thread 5 stars before anyone had even read it??? LOL
    pmsl ........

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    Quote Originally Posted by dublin laddie View Post
    its not funny lucy

    414 deaths and 5,637 cases

    </> >{}]


    In between immigration from sub saharan Africa and intravenous drug abuse, how many of those were sexually transmitted? In fact scratch that, I am bored with it. I have lost hope that you will ever be coherent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dublin laddie View Post
    could a nice cat pic really have caused all this??????????????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by benin View Post
    could a nice cat pic really have caused all this??????????????????????
    Well in the case of "cat aids" its a island wide cocaine shortage.
    they just cannot communicate with the dealers couple that with Human ignorance
    as to they needs


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    Quote Originally Posted by dublin laddie View Post
    Well in the case of "cat aids" its a island wide cocaine shortage.
    they just cannot communicate with the dealers couple that with Human ignorance
    as to they needs

    mad as a box of mad things...but consistantly so.

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