China Says HIV Infections Increase at Slower Rate on Education
December 9, 2010
China is crediting the expansion of education and treatment efforts for a slower rate of increase in HIV infection during the past two years, according to the Ministry of Health. Since 1985, China logged 49,845 AIDS deaths through Oct. 31, 2009, and 68,315 AIDS deaths through Oct. 31 of this year. The growth in HIV infections slowed by 1.4 percent in the first 10 months of 2010 compared with the same period last year. Even so, new infections continue rising, the ministry said. A statement posted on the State Council's website said China will bolster its AIDS-fighting measures.
11.29.2010; Henry Sanderson
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