China's Ministry of Health said Thursday that by the end of
October 2007, 223,501 people have been officially reported to have
contracted HIV, including 62,838 people with fully-blown AIDS.
The Ministry says all together 22,205 have died from AIDS in the
However, according to an estimate made by the Ministry, the
World Health Organization and UNAIDS, China will have as many as
700,000 people living with HIV/AIDS, including 85,000 AIDS patients
by the end of 2007.
(Xinhua News Agency November 29, 2007)