New HIV cases at lowest in decade


New HIV diagnoses were down almost a sixth in 2010 to their lowest level in a decade to 331, official figures show.

This change was mainly due to a decrease in new cases among heterosexual people, the HIV and Aids report by the HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre said.

New cases among heterosexual people who came from countries with

HIV epidemics fell by a third to 64 compared with 94 in 2009.

However, new cases among gay and bisexual men, at 134, remained high.