AIDS infection up

A person catches HIV every five days in Almería province.

The provincial health service said that 74 people caught the disease last year, of which 59 were men. Sexual acts caused 79 per cent of the transmissions, but sharing of drug paraphernalia was at an all time low, causing just 3 per cent of transmissions.

Almería has one of Spain’s highest infection rates, at 10.5 cases for every 100,000 people. The national rate is just 7.3 cases per 100,000 people.

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