FACTSHEET on HIV/AIDS Situation in Hong Kong 2018. Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health, Hong Kong. (2019)

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The first case of HIV infection in Hong Kong was reported in 1984. As of 2018, the Department of Health has received a cumulative total of 9,715 reports of HIV infection and 1,996 AIDS cases under the voluntary and anonymous HIV/AIDS reporting system. The number of HIV reports in 2018 was 624, 8% decrease compared to the 681 cases in 2017. People infected with HIV progress to AIDS when they suffer from clinical complications of severe immunodeficiency due to HIV. In 2018, 139 AIDS reports were received. The most common illnesses presenting at AIDS were Pneumocystis pneumonia and tuberculosis.

 

Keywords: HIV, AIDS, IDU, drug, testing, condom use, needle

 

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