China: Number of New HIV/AIDS Cases Rises More Than 50 Percent in Beijing
November 21, 2007
In the first 10 months of 2007, Beijing officially registered 973 new HIV/AIDS cases, a 53.71 percent increase from a year earlier, the head of the city's Municipal Health Bureau said today. Jin Dapeng told a working conference on HIV prevention, "Incidents of the disease are still on the rise in Beijing, and it is spreading from the high-risk groups of people to the general population." To improve HIV/AIDS monitoring, city health authorities will keep close watch over high-risk groups, such as workers at entertainment venues, beauty salons, and massage parlors. "They'll be obliged to be tested for HIV infection," said Jin.
Xinhua News Agency
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.