Friday, November 9, 2007

HIV cases growing in China

A recent report by the China Daily stated that the incidence of HIV cases increased by 30% in China to by 3,223 new infections/month during the period from January- October. 38% of these cases occurred through sexual transmission. A quarter of these cases became full blown AIDS. The Chinese government estimates that there are currently 220,000 cases while the UN puts that figure at closer to 650,000 people. Still, this demonstrates that China being increasingly open about AIDS.

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