Hong Kong Records 189 HIV Cases In Q3

November 23, 2015

NewsStandOnline.Net (23-November-2015): A total of 189 new cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection were reported in Hong Kong in the third quarter of 2015, bringing the cumulative total of reported HIV infections since 1984 to 7,534, Hong Kong’s Center for Health Protection said today.

Hong Kong Records 189 HIV Cases In Q3

Of the 189 cases, 113 acquired the infection through homosexual or bisexual contact; 36 via heterosexual contact and three through drug injection. The routes of transmission of the remaining 37 cases have yet to be determined due to inadequate information.

The 189 cases comprise 167 males and 22 females.

The center’s consultant Wong Ka-hing said sexual transmission remained the major mode of HIV transmission in Hong Kong.