Brief report regarding new HIV cases in NeLP countries in 2013 - Albania

Total number of registered HIV infection from the first case registered - 671 (Men 469, Women 202)
Estimation of total number of people living with HIV: 2002, Spectrum from WHO 700-1.000

Data for 2013

  • Number of new HIV infections: 124
  • Number of people known to be living with HIV: 699 %
  • Associated with mother to child transmission (MTCT): 3,7%
  • % Associated with heterosexual exposure: 83%
  • % Associated with people who inject drugs (PWID): 0,6%
  • % Associated with gay men and other MSM: 10,2%
  • % Other/not known: 0,6% %
  • Late presenters: 43% (53 cases)
  • Affected age group 25-45 years with (62.1%)
  • Main route of transmission: sexual transmission (heterosexual) 70% of the total of the infected are male 320 treated with antiretroviral therapy
  • Number of people tested in the latest year reported: 40 541
    • Voluntary testing 1861
    • Recommended testing 1202 
    • Blood donors 37478
  • The trend of new infections is going up. most of them are late diagnoses.

Sources for this information: Albanian Institute of Public Health