HIV Infections Up Sharply Among Women in China
June 6, 2007
China's male-female HIV infection ratio has narrowed from 5:1 in the 1990s to 2:1, Xinhua News Agency reported Monday, quoting Vice Minister of Health Wang Longde. Females represented 27.8 percent of HIV/AIDS reports in 2006, up from 19.4 percent in 2000. Reported HIV/AIDS cases increased from 183,733 at the end of October 2006 to 203,527 at the end of April, Wang said, and the latter number includes 52,480 cases that had progressed to AIDS. Beijing and UN officials estimate a more accurate number of infections could be about 650,000, with the disease moving more quickly and into the general population.
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