Published in AIDS Weekly, December 8th, 1997
By the end of September 1997, China had 8,277 reported cases of HIV, 2,237 more cases than at the beginning of the year, the Ministry of Health was quoted.
The true figure was estimated to reach 150,000-200,000, the agency said.
Among the reported cases 77.5 percent were drug users, said senior ministry official Wang Zhao.
There are 30 million people in the world infected with the virus, commonly transmitted through unprotected sex and shared needles. Some 90 percent lived in developing countries and 40 percent were...
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