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Vietnam HIV Carriers Estimated to Exceed 154,000 by End of Year

November 20, 2002

The estimated number of HIV-infected people in Vietnam will exceed 154,000 by the end of this year, a Ministry of Health official said Wednesday. The actual figure of those testing HIV-positive is 56,495 people. The number of people with AIDS is expected to surpass 23,600, with an estimated 20,000 AIDS-related deaths by the end of this year, the official said. The confirmed number of people with AIDS is 8,500, with about 4,600 AIDS-related deaths since the disease was first detected in Vietnam in 1990. The official said there would be an estimated 200,000 HIV-positive Vietnamese by the end of 2005. Intravenous drug use is believed to be the main source of HIV transmission in Vietnam.

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11.20.02


  
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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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