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[Correspondence] Health of Hungarians: worsens or improves?

In an Editorial (April 21, p 1549),1 Viktor Orbán, currently third-time re-elected prime minister of Hungary, was suggested as not delivering health for his nation. Since this opinion is based on certain health-care indicators, I should like to supplement with additional data. The Editors state that “Under Orbán’s leadership, the number of new cases of HIV/AIDS has more than doubled in a decade, rising from 1·0 per 100 000 in 2005 to 2·7 per 100 000 in 2015.” Since the population of Hungary is about 10 million, these figures represent 107 new cases in 2005, and 271 new cases in 2015.

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