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Table 2 Overview of development in selected indicators in the Slovak Republic (2005–2018)

From: Understanding the crisis in harm reduction funding in Central and Eastern Europe

Indicator 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Total number of newly identified HIV cases in the Slovak Republic 21 27 39 49 45 25 46 43 80 83 79 82 66 82
Including the number of cases who may have contracted the infection through injecting drug use 0 1 1 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 3 1 0 1
Needle and syringe programmes (NSPs)—number of programmes in the Slovak Republic* 10 13 14 9 n.a 7 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 n.a
Number of needles and syringes distributed in Slovakia (in thousands) 362 384 421 254 318 317 352 350** 321 275 347 358 396 n.a
  1. *The first exchange programme in Slovakia was launched in 1994 [26]
  2. **Estimate from the annual reports of HR organisations
  3. Sources: [38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53,54]