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Laos: HIV/AIDS Infections, Deaths On the Rise


Laos' health officials say random screening of more than 143,000 people in the country between 1990 and the first half of 2007 shows over 2,400 cases of HIV/AIDS infections, of which 1,523 turned into full-blown AIDS, resulting in 775 deaths.

During the first half of this year alone, there were reportedly 176 full-blown AIDS cases out of 226 new HIV infections, and 44 have died from the disease.

The random screening indicates an increase of 42% among women, and the highest risk group is young people between the age of 20 to 39 years old.

Listen to our Laos Today report for more details in Lao.

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