China Sees Sharp Rise in HIV-Positive Gay Men
December 4, 2008
Ahead of World AIDS Day, China's Ministry of Health warned that men who have sex with men (MSM) are increasingly becoming infected with HIV. In 2007, a serosurvey of MSM found that 4.9 percent had HIV, an increase from 0.4 percent in 2005, said senior health officials.
Heterosexual sex is the most common route of infection in China, accounting for 40.4 percent of new HIV cases this year. Homosexual sex accounted for 5.1 percent of new cases, up from 0.4 percent in 2005, and drug use accounted for 28.3 percent, said Hao.
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.