New cases of HIV carriers in Israel on a slow decline: Poll for World AIDS Day shows 65% of Israelis have never undergone an HIV test.
Although men who have sex with men constitute the largest group of Israelis who are HIV carriers, the number of new patients among them declined slightly from 163 in 2013 to 148 last year – but this was too small a change to show a trend, according to the Health Ministry.
A total of 8,448 HIV carriers were reported in Israel between 1981 and 2014, 23.9 percent of them male homosexuals.
In 2014, 43.8% of all men who were reported as new carriers were homosexuals.
A total of 467 new cases of HIV infection were reported in 2014 compared to 470 in the previous year.