THE incidence of AIDS in the Balearics was 43.3 cases per one million inhabitants last year, a drop of 40.3 points compared to the previous year, but still above the national average of 24.3 cases per million inhabitants.
A total of 2'236 people have been diagnosed since the first case of AIDS was detected in the Balearics, and 1'149 of them have since died.
The report said that 38 of the patients were under the age of 13.
Majorca has the highest number of cases, 1'812, followed by Ibiza with 289 and Minorca with 116.
There are 19 cases where the island of residence is not known, according to the figures released by the health ministry.
The Balearic government is backing the Unicef campaign United for infancy, united against AIDS by donating part of the ticket sales of a basketball match between Spain and Germany which will be held in Palma on August 28.