Sunday, March 08, 2009

AIDS Cases on the Rise in Northwestern China

According to the Gansu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, last year the number of AIDS cases rose by 50% to 216.

This is a vast increase from years past, with only 10 people diagnosed with the AIDS virus back in the year 2000.

According to Yu Ailing, head of STD/HIV/AIDS prevention at the GPCDC, last year, 34 people died from the AIDS virus.

“The main reason behind the rising number of HIV/AIDS cases year on year lies in the fact the government has stepped up efforts to prevent and control the spread of HIV/AIDS, and tests and monitoring were tightened accordingly,” said Yu.

The leading form of AIDS transmission continues to be through sexual contact between one infected partner who transmits the virus to their sexual partner.

Here is the link to the original story: Aids

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