In 2019, there were 57 newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases. All but two of them were men, and most of the men were homosexuals who contracted the virus through intercourse.
The Institute of Public Health informed that the average age of the newly diagnosed HIV cases was 34, and the patients ranged from 19 to 50. Almost half of the cases were diagnosed in the capital Skopje. Bitola had five new cases, and a total of 11 other cities had newly diagnosed cases of HIV.
In about a third of the cases, the diagnose was made in the early stage, and it should help treat the disease. In the past three decades, a total of 460 Macedonian citizens were diagnosed with HIV, and 104 of them died of AIDS.