TAIL, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- The South Caucasus country of Georgia has reported 493 new cases of HIV infection and the country has so far registered 3,667 people living with HIV or full-blown AIDS.
The figure was published on Wednesday by the Georgian research center for infectious diseases, AIDS and clinical immunology.
The center reported that out of the total living with HIV and AIDS, 2,685 are men and 982 are women. Their age range is between 29 and 40 years old.
Georgia has so far posted 780 HIV/AIDS-related deaths. The center points the deaths to late treatment and late treatment-triggered complications. Currently 1,456 HIV/AIDS patients are on active treatment in Georgia.
The research center has attributed the cause of HIV/AIDS in the country to drug use through injection and sex.
Georgia reported its first case of HIV/AIDS in 1989.
The same center reported 440 new cases of HIV/AIDS for the year 2010.