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HIV Situation Severe in South China Province

April 20, 2004

South China's Guangdong province is facing a severe HIV situation, experts said at the Guangdong AIDS Prevention and Treatment Symposium, which opened yesterday. HIV patients have been reported in 110 of the province's 122 counties. In 2003, 5,051 HIV patients and 190 AIDS patients were identified in the province. Of the HIV patients, 84 percent are males and 80 percent are 35 or younger.

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Adapted from:
Xinhua News Agency
04.20.04


  
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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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