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September 3, 2010

Czech HIV Infection Rates on the Rise

HIV rates in the Czech Republic have increased 400 percent in the past decade—new HIV cases in 2010 are expected to top 200, reports The Prague Post. The spike is partly due to a decrease in funding for prevention, education and treatment services. This year, the Health Ministry budgeted only 3.5 million koruna ($179,212) for these programs, a 15 percent decrease from 2001. Experts said that early success fighting HIV established a false sense of security and allowed the disease to make a comeback.

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