Two lakh Chinese die of AIDS in just 1 year
Beijing: Over two lakh people have died in China due to HIV/AIDS this year with 94 per cent of them contracting the disease due to sexual transmission, according to official figures released on Wednesday.
At least, 6.54 lakh people are fighting the disease which showed signs of increase among the youth, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said, adding that more transmissions among young and senior males have been noted.
From January to September, 2,321 students, aged between 15 to 24, tested positive for HIV/AIDS, 4.1 times more than in 2010.
In addition, 13,000 men aged above 60 discovered they were carrying the virus, 3.6 times that of 2010, it said.