Factsheet on HIV/AIDS Situation in Hong Kong 2015. Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health. (2016)

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The first case of HIV infection in Hong Kong was reported in 1984. As of 2015, the Department of Health has received a cumulative total of 7,718 reports of HIV infection and 1,655 AIDS cases under the voluntary and anonymous HIV/AIDS reporting system (Fig. 1). The number of annual reports was a record high of 725 cases in 2015, 11% increase compared to the 651 cases in 2014. People infected with HIV progress to AIDS when they suffer from clinical complications of severe immunodeficiency due to HIV. In 2015, 110 AIDS reports were received. The most common illnesses presenting at AIDS were Pneumocystis pneumonia and tuberculosis.

 

Keywords: Hong Kong, HIV, MSM, heterosexual, young, adult, transmission

 

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