On the 29th of August 2014, the Romanian Harm Reduction Network sent a request for information under the Public Information Act 544/2001 to the National Administration of Penitentiaries. The statistics received from the National Administration of Penitentiaries show the accelerated rise in the HIV prevalence in prisoners.
Out of the 321 HIV positive prisoners in 2013, 271 are people who use drugs, 127 of whom were registered in 2013. As seen in the chart below, the number of new HIV positive cases per year has increased drastically between 2012 and 2013:
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