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Number of New HIV Cases in Saudi Arabia Declined by 9 Percent in 2010 From Previous Year, Health Ministry Official Says

November 30, 2011

"The number of new HIV cases in Saudi Arabia declined by 9 percent to 1,121 in 2010 from the previous year, the official Saudi Press Agency said, citing a Health Ministry official," Bloomberg reports (Carey, 11/29). "The official Saudi Press Agency quotes deputy health minister Ziyad bin Ahmed as telling an HIV/AIDS conference Monday that the new cases include 439 Saudi citizens and 682 non-Saudis," the Associated Press writes, adding, "Bin Ahmed said that since 1984, 16,334 people have tested positive for HIV" (11/28).

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