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Number of Reported HIV Cases in Hong Kong Increases Nine Percent

February 26, 2014

This article was reported by the South China Morning.

The South China Morning Post reported that new HIV diagnoses in Hong Kong rose to 559 cases in 2013 -- a 9-percent increase from 2012 -- continuing a three-year trend of record-breaking HIV incidence. Dr. Wong Ka-hing, the health department's special preventive program consultant, noted that 80 percent of new diagnoses occurred among men; he attributed 60 percent of new cases to male-to-male sexual contact. The health department estimated that 25 percent of new cases resulted from heterosexual contact, and a small number stemmed from injection drug use. The cause of 21 percent of new HIV cases was unknown. The total number of HIV cases in Hong Kong since 1984 was 6,342.

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