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27 March 2017 04:36 (South Africa)

UN says Aids spreading fastest in China through heterosexual activity

Aids is now spreading most quickly in China through heterosexual sex. As a result, new epidemiological strategies are needed to stave off a rebound in the epidemic after years of progress in containing it, a new UN report says. Forty percent of new HIV infections diagnosed in China were from heterosexual contact, while homosexual sex is responsible for 32% and the remainder relate to drug abuse. Previously, the Chinese government had been focusing on drug-related infections in its prevention programmes. The rate of infections through heterosexual sex in China tripled between 2005-2007, according to the report released in Shanghai on Tuesday. For more, read the AP

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