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The number of new HIV infections in Japan rose to a new quarterly record of 274 in the July-September quarter, breaking the previous high of 270 just set in April-June, a health ministry panel has announced.

Also, the number of new AIDS patients counted during the three-month period became the second-highest on record on a quarterly basis at 114, according to the survey by the AIDS Trend Committee of the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry.

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