Published in AIDS Weekly, August 18th, 1997
The official English-language Vietnam News said 6,469 people were known to be infected, of whom 860 had developed advanced AIDS and 471 had died. It quoted the National AIDS Committee as saying patients had been reported in 54 of Vietnam's 61 cities and provinces. The highest rates were recorded in Ho Chi Minh City and the southern coastal province of Khanh Hoa.
The figures represented an increase in the official AIDS toll for Vietnam. At the beginning of 1996, the rate was just 3,375 people. But the...
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