HIV Infection Rates in Taiwan Up 16 Percent in 2002
January 15, 2003
The Taiwan Department of Health's Center for Disease Control said Wednesday that another 759 Taiwan residents were diagnosed HIV-positive in 2002 -- a 16 percent increase over new diagnoses a year earlier. Taiwan has 4,373 nationals infected with HIV/AIDS, of whom 842 have died of AIDS. "New HIV infections in Taiwan have seen a two-digit growth rate each year over the past decade, which is what we should be very careful about," said Ou Nai-ming, head of the agency's AIDS division. Data show that the overwhelming majority of the new infections were contracted through sexual intercourse.Adapted from:
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