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Shanghai – rise in HIV/AIDS cases


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Photo from the Shanghaiist, simply the photo of the day.

The Shanghai Daily ran an article on the captioned title today.  Extract of the article as follow –

“Shanghai registered 621 new HIV carriers this year through November 20, compared with last year’s 370 new patients, the center said.

The city also reported 46 new AIDS patients, double last year’s figure. Shanghai’s total number of AIDS patients and HIV carriers over the past 20 years now stands at 2,216. Among them, 97 have died from the disease.

Last week, China reported that its registered cases of HIV/AIDS jumped almost 30 percent to 183,733 in the first 10 months of the year, with intravenous drug use the biggest source of infection. World health officials said the increase showed China was doing a better job testing and tracking the disease. They also said the actual number of AIDS/HIV cases was probably several times higher.”

You can read the full article here.

November 29, 2006 - Posted by | News Related

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