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Hong Kong Records Largest Gain in HIV, Big Rise Among Gays

November 16, 2005

Today, Hong Kong Department of Health officials said they recorded 91 new HIV infections from July to September 2005, a 29 percent increase from the previous quarter. Two-third of the infections were acquired sexually, including 32 cases acquired homosexually, up from 17 cases the previous quarter. However, heterosexual transmissions remained at the previous quarter's level of 28 cases. The remaining transmissions were through intravenous drug use and from mother-to-child. The department also registered 17 new AIDS cases, a decrease from last quarter's 20 cases.

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Adapted from:
Agence France Presse
11.16.05


  
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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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