• Kyodo News


A single-year record of 914 new HIV infection cases in Japan were reported in 2006, while reports of those developing AIDS also grew to a record high of 390, bringing the total to 1,304, preliminary data released Wednesday by the government’s AIDS Surveillance Committee showed.

For the third year in a row the reported total of new HIV infections and new AIDS patients topped 1,000 and reached a record high.

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