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29 Feb 2016

Record number of new HIV cases in 2015 in Hong Kong

Last year 725 new cases of HIV infections were recorded, the highest number since records began in 1984.

Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection (CHP) has released its HIV and AIDS statistics for 2015.

The numbers show a total of 725 new HIV infections, of which 110 of those developing into AIDS. In 2014 there were 651 new cases.

The vast majority of new cases were transmitted by sexual intercourse. 14 newly reported cases were due to drug injection and two through perinatal transmission.

The Centre also reported that half of the cases were acquired through same-sex intercourse and that most patients were young gay men.

CHP consultant Dr. Wong Ka-Hing suggested that unsafe sex remains the major risk factor for new HIV cases.

The higher numbers could be attributed to a heightened awareness of the disease with more people getting tested.

Reader's Comments

1. 2016-03-01 03:26  
please can you make the chart viewable or provide a link?
2. 2016-03-01 08:01  
What do you expect ? Too much screwing around in the community, not to mention those who go to Asia thinking it is a sex place for them , then blame Asians for the diseases when they are the one who gave Asians the diseases in the first place!
Comment #3 was deleted by its author on 2016-03-01 09:14
4. 2016-03-01 12:29  
Hey 1785221!
Less finger pointing on the blame game!

Get in a positive frame of mind and help look for improved ways to education and enlighten people on the prevention of HIV and AIDS. Get PRO-Active instead of PRO-Negative on this issue.

No one is blaming any particular group of people. It is a global epidemic and should be on the top of the CDC list to be eradicated. With the help of all health agencies and governments pitching in to do their part to meet this goal, we could see in our lifetimes this horrific virus gone or soon to be gone.
5. 2016-03-01 12:50  
HappyWilly

Blame game? Why not? Because you are one of those who goes to Asia screwing around (your nick says it )? Too close to home? You are in Thailand, hmmm, you are there for the scenery? NOT!

Prevention?? Simple , stop screwing around.
6. 2016-03-01 15:19  
http://www.chp.gov.hk/en/data/3/10/26/130/122.html
Thank you Moostro.

7. 2016-03-11 02:52  
THERE ARE HIV CASES IN EVERY COUNTRY SOME UNDER CONTROL SOME NOT. EVERYTHING TAKES TIME.
8. 2016-03-11 03:01  
As a Gay Man in Canada i still feel there is not enough education available for the Public Regards HIV/Aids.
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