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Volume 12, Number 4—April 2006

Letter

HIV-1 CRF07_BC Infections, Injecting Drug Users, Taiwan

Yi-Ming Arthur Chen*Comments to Author , Yu-Ching Lan*, Shu-Fen Lai*, Jyh-Yuan Yang†, Su-Fen Tsai†, and Steve Hsu-Sung Kuo†
Author affiliations: *National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China; †Center for Disease Control, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

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Annual number of HIV/AIDS cases reported to Taiwan Center for Disease Control, classified by risk group

Risk factors No. case by year
1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
HIV+ 174 228 277 350 401 479 535 654 773 859 1513
AIDS 63 98 159 135 152 179 179 161 178 227 254
Heterosexuals 85 109 134 154 189 214 235 275 310 251 244
Homosexuals 46 70 96 137 141 178 223 287 335 341 339
Bisexuals 27 41 37 47 59 70 61 64 79 51 54
Hemophiliacs 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Injection drug users 6 6 6 5 3 1 7 4 13 70 462
Blood recipients 1 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 2
Vertical transmission 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 1 2
Unknown 8 0 2 5 8 10 5 24 36 145 410
Total 174 228 277 350 401 479 534 654 773 859 1513

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