Posts tagged as HIV

Latvian residents believe they can get HIV from insect bites

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Some people in Latvia believe, wrongly, that they can get HIV from insect bites or wastewater; only slightly more than half of the people have sufficient knowledge about HIV, according to a survey carried this year out by Agihas support group for people living with HIV and AIDS. Latvia ranks first in Europe in terms of new HIV cases registered each year – 18.8 per 100,000 residents, which is three…

U.S. citizen leaks data on thousands in Singapore with HIV, government says

Monday, January 28, 2019

An HIV-positive American has leaked online the names of 14,200 Singaporeans and foreigners also diagnosed in the city-state with the human immunodeficiency virus, the Health Ministry said on Monday. U.S. citizen Mikhy Farrera Brochez lived in Singapore from 2008 and was convicted in 2017 on numerous drug-related and fraud offences, including lying to the Ministry of Manpower about his own HIV status, the Health Ministry said. He was deported after…

Nearly 10% of HIV infected in Latvia are youngsters

Monday, July 23, 2018

Latvia is currently the leader among newly uncovered HIV cases in Europe. On top of that, nearly 10% of all HIV infected are youngsters, says public health specialist Baltic HIV Association member Anda Ķīvīte. «This is nothing Latvia should be proud of. Looking at ways out of this situation, we have to conclude that a great deal of responsibility should be taken by schools and the country’s education system. Success…