HIV infections rise among Vietnamese women: report

June 18, 2014 - Thanh Nien News.

More than 3,100 people in Vietnam, many of them women, have been found to be infected with HIV so far this year, according to the National Commission on AIDS, Drugs and Prostitution Prevention.

The proportion of women among the infected increased from 24.2 percent in 2007 to more than 32 percent in 2013 and the first half of this year, the agency reported.

So far this year, 1,388 HIV-infected patients developed full-blown AIDS; 462 died of the syndrome.

Nationwide, 286,500 people live with HIV/AIDS; 69,449 have died of the disease since it first broke out here.

Sexually transmitted HIV infections have increased and account for more than 48 percent of total new infections this year, according to the report released at a recent teleconference to review programs designed to reduce public health risks. Continue reading...

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