Among 162 new cases of HIV / AIDS detected in the Transnistrian region in the first nine months of 2019, 39 cases were registered in Bender city alone. It's alarming because only 25-30 cases were registered annually in the past years in the city, reports TSV Pridnestrovie.
The experts said it's even more worrying since people younger than 20 years old were detected for the first time. According to the doctors, 90% of cases were sexually transmitted infections.
Currently there are nearly 300 people in Bender and 6000 people in the Transnistrian region infected with HIV / AIDS.