A total of 152 additional cases of HIV infection were reported in the third quarter of this year, the Centre for Health Protection announced today.

 

Of that figure, 126 were males and 26 were females, bringing the total reported HIV infections to 10,150 since 1984.

 

Seventy-one people acquired the virus through homosexual or bisexual contact, while 38 acquired the infection by heterosexual contact.

 

Forty-three cases have yet to be determined.

 

The centre’s Consultant Dr Kenny Chan said sex remains the major HIV transmission mode in Hong Kong and stressed the importance of proper condom use.

 

There were 24 new AIDS cases reported in the same period, bringing the total confirmed cases to 2,075 since 1985.

 

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