Thursday, January 27, 2005

More HIV cases reported

Vietnam has so far this month detected more than 1,300 HIV carriers, raising the total to 90,600, the country's General Statistics Office said Wednesday. Out of these cases 14,500 have developed into AIDS, including over 8,400 fatalities. Some 62 percent of HIV carriers are in the age bracket of 20-29, and most of the transmissions occur from drug use. The country has launched various public awareness campaigns, urging youths to adopt the "ABC" approach to sex (Abstinence, Being faithful and Condom use). (Xinhua Jan. 26).


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