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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hong Kong reports 101 HIV cases in second quarter

Another article via Xinhua :

" Hong Kong's Department of Health Tuesday announced that 101 cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection were recorded in the second quarter of 2011 in the city.

The newly reported cases, comprising 78 males and 23 females, have brought the cumulative total of reported HIV infections to 5,036 since 1984.

Reviewing the city's Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) situation on Tuesday, the department's consultant Dr. Wong Ka-hing said sexual transmission continued to be the major mode of HIV transmission in Hong Kong.

Of the 101 HIV cases reported, 34 acquired the infection via heterosexual contact, 33 via homosexual or bisexual contact, four through drug injection. The routes of transmission of the remaining 30 cases were as yet undetermined due to inadequate information."

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