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China reports 264,000 HIV carriers, AIDS patients

2008-11-30 03:14:32 GMT2008-11-30 11:14:32 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BEIJING, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- A total of 264,302 people in China were officially reported to have contracted HIV, including 77,753 AIDS patients, by the end of September 2008, the Ministry of Health said on Sunday.

The ministry also reported that 34,864 people died of AIDS up to September.

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