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Canada: Manitoba Report Shows Disturbing Trends in HIV Cases Among Aboriginals and Women

October 5, 2010

Manitoba saw a 20 percent increase in new HIV/AIDS cases last year, and most new HIV diagnoses were made only when the patients were at an advanced stage of illness, according to the Manitoba HIV Program's 2009 update. Health officials had warned in 2008 that the province could see an explosion of HIV among aboriginals, and the new data show infections are disproportionately high among native populations as well as women. MHP has increased its outreach in rural and northern areas, said Sane Dube, a spokesperson for Winnipeg's Nine Circles Community Health Center. She added that officials must determine why more women are becoming infected, and they must identify barriers to prevention and treatment.

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Adapted from:
Canadian Press
10.01.2010; Winnipeg Free Press

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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.
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