1,426 new cases of HIV were registered during that period, and 415 patients were diagnosed with AIDS.
The Centre reiterated that the most effective ways to prevent the spread of HIV infection are to maintain the healthy lifestyle, to refuse from risky behavior (including the use of drugs) and to use condoms.
Winnie Bianima, head of the UN's AIDS program, said the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, could be overcome by 2030. According to Bianima, her agency is asking governments in all countries to focus on inequalities that prevent people from accessing the services they need.
"If they can close these gaps for specific high-risk groups, we will be able to put an end to AIDS by 2030," she said.
Bianima called on countries to pursue the same political will in the fight against AIDS as against the coronavirus and called the fight against AIDS "an unfinished business."