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The number of people in Japan reported infected with HIV reached a record high of 1,048 in 2007, while that of people reported to have developed AIDS came to 400, bringing the total to 1,448, preliminary data released Tuesday by the government’s AIDS Surveillance Committee showed.

It is the first time HIV infections exceeded 1,000 in a single year. The total of new HIV and AIDS cases was also a record high.

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