AIDS cases fall, but infection rate still high

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Number of new cases of AIDS in Spain is down by 16.9 percent, says health ministry.

22 May 2008

MADRID - The number of new cases of AIDS in Spain has fallen, with 1,464 cases diagnosed in 2007, 16.9 percent fewer than in 2006, the health ministry announced on Wednesday.

Of those new cases, some 78 percent were among men, with an average age of 40, the Ministry said.

Despite the fall, Spain continues to have one of the highest rates of AIDS infections in the European Union.

[El Pais / Expatica]

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