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

Total number of registered HIV infection: 19261

Estimation of total number of people living with HIV: ~21,000

Data for 2013

  • Number of people known to be living with HIV: about 12273
  • Number of new HIV infections: 797
  • Number of AIDS cases: 325
  • Number of people to start ART: Not available
    • % Associated with mother to child transmission (MTCT): in 2013 – 2,64%
    • %Associated with heterosexual exposure: from 1985-2012 in 2013 – 54,58%
    • % Associated with people who inject drugs (PWID): in 2013 – 29,23%
    • % Associated with gay men and other MSM: in 2013 – 11,04%
    • % Other/not known: in 2013 – 1,88%
    • % Late presenters: 40,78%
    • Registered cases in youth 15-29 years of age 44,66%
    • Main route of transmission: Sexual transmission (65,63%)
    • Cases of death in AIDS patients: 189
  • Number of people tested in the latest year reported: about 302898

Anything else to add about new diagnoses?; Was there more or less diagnoses than usual?; Any trends? Were there any new locations or clusters?:

From 2010 to 2013 there was a significant increase of IDUs among the newly infected from 3% in 2010 to 29,23% in 2013

The largest number of newly diagnosed cases has been recorded for the 20-24 age group, 35% of these being late presenters. 

Source for the data: Website of the Institute for infectious diseases "Prof. Dr Matei Balas"