HIV cases double in Kazakhstan

The agency said that the number of HIV cases diagnosed in April this year was twice as great as in April 2007.

HIV cases double in Kazakhstan
Russian news agency reported seven hundred ninety-six people were diagnosed with HIV in Kazakhstan in January to April 2008, compared with 608 a year earlier, the State Statistics Agency said on Tuesday.

Fifty people were diagnosed with AIDS in the first four months of the year, it said.

Seventeen of the HIV-diagnosed patients were children, compared to 26 last year.

No figures were given as to how many people were infected with HIV in April. The agency only said that the number of HIV cases diagnosed in April this year was twice as great as in April 2007.

Earlier reports said, citing the Republic AIDS Prevention Center, that there were 9,760 HIV cases and 664 AIDS cases in Kazakhstan as of March 1 2008.

By the beginning of the year, 9,378 HIV cases were reported in Kazakhstan - a country with a population of 15.6 million.

By January 1 2007, 7,402 HIV cases were registered in the country.

In 2007, 1,745 new HIV cases were diagnosed, 1.8 times more than in
2005.
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