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Report: Number of Reported HIV Cases on the Rise in Malaysia, Government Says

June 9, 2006

Statistics released recently by Health Ministry Parliamentary Secretary Lee Kah Choon revealed that three people die from AIDS every day in Malaysia, and 18 people contract HIV. Of the more than 70,559 HIV cases recorded since 1986, half of all patients were intravenous drug users and probably contracted the disease from shared needles, according to a report in New Straits Times. The high number of cases confirms assertions by HIV/AIDS activist groups that the illness is on the rise in the Southeast Asian country of 26 million. The nongovernmental Malaysian AIDS Council said that 7,673 people have died of AIDS in Malaysia since 1986.

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Adapted from:
Associated Press
06.02.2006


  
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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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