Erfurt (dpa / th) - According to the Ministry of Health, 30 people in Thuringia have been newly infected with the AIDS pathogen HIV this year.

This was announced by the Ministry of Health in Erfurt on Monday, citing figures from the Robert Koch Institute.

According to this information, there are currently an estimated 730 people living with HIV and AIDS in Thuringia.

"Many of these people still experience stigmatization, social exclusion and discrimination in many areas," said Health Minister Heike Werner (Linke) on the occasion of World AIDS Day on Wednesday.

According to Werner, according to current estimates, almost twelve percent of those infected with HIV do not know that they are infected.