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6 Out of Every 10,000 People in China may be Infected With HIV/AIDS: CDC

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  December 2, 2015 at 2:48 PM AIDS/HIV News   - G J E 4
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a caused by the Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It is one of the world's most serious health challenges. The total number of people living with HIV/AIDS in China has hit 575,000, and 177,000 have succumbed to it so far, revealed official data.
 6 Out of Every 10,000 People in China may be Infected With HIV/AIDS: CDC
6 Out of Every 10,000 People in China may be Infected With HIV/AIDS: CDC
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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention said, "Six out of every 10,000 people in China may be infected with HIV/AIDS."

‘The total number of people living with HIV/AIDS in China has hit 575,000 in 2015, and 177,000 have succumbed to it so far. Sexual transmission is the main cause, with infection through heterosexual activities accounting for 66.6% of total cases, those through homosexual activities 27.2%.’
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Describing the situation as a mild pandemic, the CDC said, "Men who have sex with men were amongst the highest infection rate."

The 2015 statistics suggest that around 8% of men who have sex with men in China are living with HIV/AIDS.

Sexual transmission is the main cause, with infection through heterosexual activities accounting for 66.6% of total cases, those through homosexual activities 27.2%, while mother-to-child and drug needle infection rates are low.

The CDC said, "Infections among young people have become particularly noticeable as 2,662 new cases of students living with HIV/AIDS were reported from January to October, 2015, a surge of 27.8% year on year. Some 97,000 new cases in total were reported in the period."

Source: IANS
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