CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News UpdateSLOVAKIA: Health Information Authority: STD Cases in Slovakia
July 23, 2013
The Slovak Spectator (07.18.2013)
Aids Weekly Plus
According to a July 16 statement from National Centre for Health Information Spokesperson Peter Bubla, STD cases in Slovakia rose by 105, to a total of 1,142 recorded cases for 2012. Syphilis cases dropped slightly to 302, but 176 cases of gonorrhea represented a rise of 21 cases for the year. Slovakia reported 663 cases in 2012 of “other STDs” such as chlamydia, genital herpes, and HIV/AIDS, which represented a growth of 99 cases from the previous year. Bubla said that younger age groups reported a higher case incidence, with 213 cases among youths ages 15–24 and 238 cases among those 25–34 years of age.