Shanghai HIV/AIDS incidence increase:
This article was originally published in Clinica
In 2006, the Chinese city of Shanghai witnessed a 54% annual increase in new HIV infections on 2005. According to China Daily, the city recorded 718 new cases, 53 of which developed into AIDS. In total, 2,313 infections had been reported since 1987. The city has plans in place to tackle the disease - a five-year plan emphasising government intervention and education, and a three-year plan to strengthen the public health system. Shanghai reportedly has lower HIV/AIDS rates than the national average.
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