The latest HIV/AIDS situation in Hong Kong (2013 2nd Quarter)
The Department of Health (DH) has announced the number of new reported cases of HIV/AIDS for the second quarter of 2013 today (27th August 2013). A total of 123 cases of HIV infections were reported and the cumulative total of reported HIV infections has reached over 6,000 cases. It is very concerning that the number of HIV infections is showing no signs of falling yet. The public, government and NGOs will need to continue working to reduce the rate of infection.
70% of the new cases were infections via homosexual and bisexual contacts. AIDS Concern invites any of MSM (men who have sex with men) who have had unsafe sex to call us to arrange a test. We also encourage regular testing every 3 months if MSM are sexually active. The statistics also show that 24% of newly reported cases haven’t received HIV specialist services at the DH or the Hospital Authority.
We strongly encourage those people contact DH or AIDS Concern for referral. It is particularly to get early treatment to ensure good health for the person infected and also to help prevent other infections.
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