In 2015, 157 new HIV cases - 115 men and 42 women, were recorded in Lithuania by the Centre for Communicable Diseases and AIDS.
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

To January 1 this year, there were a total of 2,535 HIV infections diagnosed in Lithuania, most of the infected were men - 79.6% and with four times fewer women at 20.4%.

Almost a third, or 28% of those who had contracted the disease has been infected with HIV through drug injection (44 individuals).

The majority of people infected with HIV in Lithuania last year were in 30-34 age group.

Of the new cases, 12 patients were found already to be already in the late stage of HIV, or AIDS - comprising 7.6% of all new HIV cases.

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