GT Online: More Than 1.05 Million People Infected with HIV in China

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As of the end of 2020, more than 1.05 million people were infected with HIV in China, while the proportion of infections among some populations also appeared significantly higher, men who have sex with men are the highest risk group for HIV infection,  Sohu reported on November 30. 

According to an article released by the CDC, by the end of 2020, a total of 1.053 million people were infected with HIV in China, with 351,000 cumulative deaths reported. In China, HIV risk continues to rise among key populations. The number of newly discovered HIV infections and delayed diagnoses is increasing. The data also show that the rates of heterosexual and homosexual transmission have increased from 48.3% and 9.1%, respectively, in 2009 to 74.2% and 23.3% in 2020. In contrast, the proportion of HIV transmission among injecting drug users has fallen sharply from 25.2 percent in 2009 to less than 2.5 percent in 2020. Men who have sex with men are the highest risk group for HIV infection.

Data from an earlier article released by the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention of AIDS showed that the proportion of patients aged 50 and older among newly reported HIV infections and patients in China each year has risen very significantly, from 22% 10 years ago, in 2011, to 44% in 2020. Currently, young students have become a high prevalence of HIV infection. Data show that in 2020, nearly 3,000 new cases of young students aged 15-24 years were reported nationwide, with sexual transmission accounting for 98.6%. In addition, male homosexual transmission accounted for 81.7% of newly reported cases among young students aged 15-24 in 2020, and heterosexual transmission accounted for 16.9%.

The data show that from 1985 to 2005, 30 percent of HIV infections in China were caused by the blood trade, which was often supported by local officials at the time. The common practice is to separate the plasma from the blood and then pool the remaining blood and reinject it into the seller’s body so they can sell it more frequently. Sharing needles during intravenous drug use was also a major way to cause infection.

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