The number of young people in Singapore diagnosed with HIV has doubled in the past seven years, according to Ministry of Health statistics.
Published on Wednesday on its website, they reveal that almost 100 people aged 29 and younger tested positive last year, compared with about 50 in 2005.
In all, 461 people tested positive last year. While more people in general have become infected in recent years, teenagers and young adults represent an increasingly at-risk group.
Seven years ago, the under-30 group made up one in six new cases. Last year, the figure was one in five.