The number of people who were officially reported as being
infected by HIV in the first ten months this year rose 39,644 over
the figure at the end of 2005, China's Minister of Health has
At the end of October 183,733 people had been officially
reported over the past years as having contracted HIV, the Ministry
of Health said Wednesday.
The number of officially reported AIDS sufferers rose to 40,667 at the end of
October. This is up 7,781 since the end of last year.
The official number of reported deaths from AIDS in the ten
months of this year was 4,060. The ministry says in total 12,464
have died from AIDS in China in the past years.
According to estimates made by the ministry, the World Health
Organization and UNAIDS, China has about 650,000 people living with
HIV/AIDS including 75,000 who've developed AIDS.
(Xinhua News Agency November 22, 2006)