22 September 2019

China reports jump in HIV cases, paper says

China reported more than 70,000 cases of new HIV infections in the first nine months of the year, bringing the total 434,000, Shanghai Daily reported Monday. From January to September, 80.7 million people were tested for HIV, an increase of 8.9 percent from the same period last year, according to a statement released by the National Health and Family Planning Commission. Nearly 90 percent of the new cases year were through sexual contact. More than 3,400 anti-virus treatment organizations have been set up in China. By the end of September, about 209,000 people were receiving therapy. China tested 7.43 million pregnant women for HIV/AIDS in the first nine months to prevent possible mother-to-child transmission, the report said. 

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