New cases of AIDS reported in Ireland reaches all-time high

Thursday 22 June 2000 15.48
New cases of AIDS reported in Ireland reaches all-time high

The AIDS pandemic is moving away from being a killer disease to a chronic illness, according to the latest report by the National AIDS Strategy Committee. Figures for new cases for HIV in Ireland reached an all-time high last year of 209 cases. The report, published today, sets out a series of recommendations dealing with HIV infection and AIDS. These include the continuation of national media campaigns to promote sexual health and safer drug use, HIV prevention education to be integrated into the broader sex education programme, and a multi-agency approach to tackling the problem of homelessness and HIV/AIDS.