China reports huge drop in new HIV/AIDS cases

The World's largest populated country China has witnessed a significant drop in new HIV/AIDS casess during the January-October period, the Chinese capital's health authorities said on Sunday. 

The country has reported a total of 1,408 new HIV/AIDS cases in the first 10 months of this year, down 47% year on year, the Beijing Municipal Health Commission said. The capital city has reported 34,289 HIV/AIDS cases from 1985 to October this year, it said. 

Sexual transmission was the main channel of AIDS prevalence, accounting for 93% of the infections. Beijing has made antiviral therapy more accessible to AIDS patients at more medical institutions and enhanced HIV testing for high-risk groups, to prevent and control new cases, reads the statement from the commission. 

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