The number of new HIV cases in the Czech Republic this year to the end of November is already higher than the 266 total for the whole of 2015, the National Reference Laboratory announced on Wednesday. The final total for the month has not yet been released. To the end of October, the number of new cases so far this year stood at 257. The latest comments confirm the upward trend in new HIV cases seen since 2003. The head of the laboratory said it was a question whether the 300 total of new cases would be hit this year, adding though that the number of new cases usually slows at the end of the year.