Individuals found HIV positive this year until November are 23 according to an announcement from HIV-Iceland made because of the World Aids Day today, 1 December.
Morgunbladid reports that six were diagnosed with aids in Iceland this year, and this is a surge compared to the last 22 years.
HIV-Iceland informs that as medicine becomes more readily available and the treatment makes it so that people are not contagions. On top of that spontaneous testing for the virus and many other contagious deceases have become commonplace and easily accessible in many countries, although not in Iceland.
HIV and Aids is still a great concern around the globe, most notably in Afrika south of the Sahara. HIV also spreads rapidly in Eastern Europe, in India and Chine. An announcement from HIV Iceland sais that “We must not fall into slumber, we must stay vigilant against the virus and increase education and preventative mesures as much as possible”