HIV cases among stu­dents in­crease

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HIV in­fec­tion among stu­dents in China has in­creased rapidly, health author­i­ties said.

By the end of Oc­to­ber last year, nearly 2,200 cases of HIV in­volv­ing stu­dents age 15 and above had been re­ported na­tion­wide, com­pared with 1,772 the pre­vi­ous year, ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Cen­ter for AIDS and Sex­u­ally Trans­mit­ted Dis­ease Con­trol and Preven­tion.

Wu Zun­you, head of the cen­ter, said HIV in­fec­tion among col­lege stu­dents is ris­ing much faster than in other groups. The num­ber of HIV/AIDS cases among male col­lege stu­dents has in­creased much faster than those among fe­male stu­dents since 2008, he said. About 80 per­cent of newly de­tected cases in­volve sex be­tween men.

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This pho­to­graph is by Li Ling, one of 10 win­ners from Bei­jing who are in a pho­tog­ra­phy con­test to shoot im­ages that best rep­re­sent the nos­tal­gic mood of tra­di­tional Chi­nese vil­lages. The 10 will join 40 other win­ners from across China in the next round of com­pe­ti­tion.

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