Staff Reporter THE Balearics have the second highest incidence of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) in Spain with 84 cases for every thousand inhabitants, second only to the Spanish city of Ceuta in North Africa. The Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs confirmed the figures yesterday during their presentation of the forthcoming World AIDS Day programme which will be celebrated on Monday. Since 1981, the Balearics has registered a total of 1'920 cases of AIDS, of which 52 percent of those infected have died. Of the total number of victims, 50 percent were drug addicts, 21 percent homosexuals and 19 percent heterosexuals. This last group was the only sector where there was an increase in the number of cases since 1981. In 2002 alone, the Balearics registered 72 new cases. In order to reduce the incidence of those infected with the HIV virus, a figure that has been on the decline since 1996, the Ministry of Health has this year allocated 435'000 euros to support a number of awareness programmes.