City reports fewer new HIV infections
Beijing has reported fewer new cases of HIV infection, but a higher ratio of cases through unprotected sex, health authorities said on Thursday. A total of 3,135 new HIV cases were reported in the first 10 months this year, down 1.45 percent year-on-year, bringing the total number of infections to 21,886, according to the Beijing Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning. Three-quarters of the infections were nonlocals. Up to 96.9 percent of the new cases were sexually transmitted, 9.8 percentage points higher than in 2011, the statement said.