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Newly reported AIDS cases in Beijing down 49 percent since 2016

By DU JUAN | | Updated: 2023-11-28 15:55
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The overall HIV/AIDS epidemic in Beijing is at a low prevalence level, with a steady decline in the number of new cases, said the city's center for disease control and prevention on Sunday.

Since China reported the first case of AIDS in 1985, the capital city has reported a total of 40,840 cases of HIV/AIDS as of October 31 this year.

Among all the infected, 93.45 percent were transmitted through sexual contact, with 68.41 percent through contact between men and 25.04 percent through contact between individuals of different genders. Among the total infections, 3.32 percent through drug injection, and the rest were infected through other transmission routes, according to a Beijing News report.

The number of newly reported cases residing in Beijing has seen a decline since 2016, with a 49.31 percent decrease in 2022 compared to the same period in 2015.

From January to October this year, there was a 3.97 percent decrease compared to the same period in the previous year.

Currently, there are a total of 27,285 infected people living in Beijing.

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