HIV/AIDS Cases in China Fell 13% During Pandemic, Expert Says
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The number of HIV/AIDS cases reported annually in China fell more than 10% over the past three years, but one-third of patients could have been identified earlier, an official with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said, calling for better strategies to protect and treat the disease.
The tally of HIV/AIDS cases reported in China increased every year from 1985 to a peak of more than 150,000 in 2019, but then dropped by about 13% during the pandemic to 107,000 in 2022, Han Mengjie, director of the Chinese CDC’s National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, said at a meeting held by the National Clinical Research Center for Infectious Diseases last week.
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