New HIV Cases Hit Record High in Hong Kong
March 3, 2009
The Hong Kong Center for Health Protection today reported that Hong Kong saw 435 new HIV cases in 2008, a 5 percent increase over the number of new cases in 2007. The report said 131 cases were attributed to heterosexual exposure; 145 to homosexual/bisexual exposure; 40 cases to drug injecting; and three cases to blood or blood product infusion. No transmission route had been determined for 116 cases. The final quarter of 2008 saw 106 new HIV diagnoses and 32 new cases of AIDS.
Xinhua News Agency
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