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South Korea Reports Highest Annual Increase in AIDS Virus Carriers in 2005

February 14, 2006

South Korea recorded 680 new HIV infections last year, its highest-ever annual increase since the nation's first diagnosis in 1985, health officials said Monday. That brings the total number of South Koreans known to have HIV to 3,829, 721 of whom have died, Korea's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. Of the 680 new infections, officials were able to identify how 477 people (450 men and 27 women) contracted the virus. Blood transfusion accounted for the only infection that did not involve sexual contact. All female cases, except the case involving blood transfusion, were infected through sex with men, while 226 men were infected from sex with other men, officials said.

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Adapted from:
Associated Press
02.13.06


  
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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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