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China Reports About 60,000 New HIV/AIDS Cases

November 1, 2011

According to official figures released Monday, China had registered about 429,000 HIV/AIDS patients through the end of September, including almost 60,000 new cases during the past 11 months. Growth in the number of known cases has decreased in recent years; however, previous research indicated many patients were not included in the official count. A study conducted jointly by the Health Ministry, UNAIDS and the World Health Organization estimated that 740,000 Chinese had HIV/AIDS as of the end of 2009. As more HIV-positive persons progress to AIDS, the disease will exert a growing influence on the social and economic development of affected regions, according to Chen Zhu, the minister of health, who was speaking at a conference held by the ministry and the UNAIDS Theme Group in China.

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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.
See Also
Chinese HIV/AIDS Organizations
More HIV Statistics on China

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