There are about 2,000-2,200 people in Hungary who have tested HIV positive while an estimated 3,000-4,000 could be infected but unaware of their status, an expert told Hungarian public media on Friday, ahead of World AIDS Day.
János Szlávik, senior doctor at the Dél-Pest Centrum Hospital, said that between 200-300 new HIV patients are registered annually, and urged that more screening facilities should be set up and that home HIV tests should be made available in pharmacies.
Szlávik also urged that people at a higher risk of HIV infection should take the test.
The World Health Organisation decided in 1988 to make December 1 a world day to focus public attention on HIV and AIDS.
TRAGIC! TWICE AS MANY HUNGARIANS DIE UNDER 65 THAN THE EU AVERAGE
Although Hungarians go to the doctor quite frequently, it is all for nothing if there is no money to fund the health care system. Hungarians’ general health is far worse than the EU average – Hungary has the worst record of cancer patients in the entire EU, and twice as many Hungarians pass away before 65 than the EU average. This is only worse in Bulgaria and Lithuania, read more HERE.