HIV Infections in Hong Kong on the Rise
December 8, 2009
Hong Kong's number of new HIV diagnoses recorded between July and September -- 123 -- fell just two short of its highest quarterly total ever, logged two years ago. The city of 7 million's total HIV caseload has reached 4,372. Also in the most recent quarter, 15 new AIDS cases were registered, bringing the total number to 1,086 since 1984, when Hong Kong recorded its first cases of HIV and AIDS. Of the new AIDS cases, 73 percent were traced to heterosexual contact. Of the new HIV cases, homosexual or bisexual exposure was the source of 46, while 28 were attributed to heterosexual contact.
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