Published in AIDS Weekly, November 20th, 2000
The actual figure of HIV carriers, however, is in the range of 135,000 to 160,000, said Dr. Quang Hai of the National AIDS Committee. Hai said 3,931 people have developed full-blown AIDS and 2,038 have died from the disease since the first HIV case was detected in 1990.
The southern hub of Ho Chi Minh City still tops the list of 61 provinces with 4,100 cases reported, followed by the northern province of Quang Ninh with 2,900 and the northern port city of Haiphong with 2,100. Hanoi is the fourth with 1,500, he said....
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