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Japan's HIV Cases Rose in Last Three Months of 2002

February 3, 2003

Japan's health authorities announced Friday an increase in the number of people testing positive for HIV through December over the previous three months. Of the 139 new cases, 77 were transmitted via homosexual contact, said Makoto Iwakura, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. Forty-five of the new cases were transmitted through heterosexual contact with no reported transmissions through infected needles. During the same October-December period, Japan's total number of AIDS patients increased to 2,549 with 61 HIV-positive people developing AIDS and four AIDS patients dying. The ministry's committee on AIDS surveillance began compiling statistics over three-month periods in 1984 after the first AIDS patient in Japan was diagnosed.

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Associated Press
01.31.03



  
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