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Slower Spread Reported in AIDS-Plagued Chinese Province

July 20, 2011

China is reporting progress from Henan Province, where thousands of poor farmers were infected with HIV through an unsanitary blood-buying scheme in the 1990s. The Henan Provincial Health Department said 3,173 cases of HIV infection were reported last year, the lowest figure in three years. After a years-long crackdown on the illegal blood trade, 45 percent of infections logged in 2010 resulted from sexual contact, which surpassed blood sales and drug use as the main routes of transmission. Preventing infections among men who have sex with men remains a challenge, as the proportion of cases attributable to MSM sex grew to 4 percent last year from .06 percent in 2004.

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Adapted from:
Xinhua News Agency

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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Chinese HIV/AIDS Organizations
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