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119 patients diagnosed with the HIV in Mogilev region within 9 months

119 HIV patients were diagnosed with the HIV in Mogilev region within 9 months of the current year, a correspondent of the site was told at Mogilev region centre for hygiene, epidemiology and public health.

1153 people of the region had been estimated to be HIV-positive by October 1, 2016.  During this period 9.2% of the region's population was tested for HIV. 

The largest numbers of the HIV-positive people were diagnosed in Bobruisk and Bobruisk district (404), Osipovichi (275), Mogilev and Mogilev district (269). 70.3% of newly diagnosed patients were revealed at these administrative units. No HIV-positives were diagnosed at Belynichi and Kostjukovichi districts.

The major way of transmission of HIV is a sexual one - 110 people (92.5% of the diagnosed patients) got infected this way.

Since 2008 the age of those getting infected with HIV has been changing from 15-19 year-old to 30-year old and above (45 within January-September of 2014 comparing to 84 during the respective period of the current year).    

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