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10,000 new cases of HIV each year in Thailand

According to the Ministry of Public Health there are approximately 10,000 new cases of HIV infections each year in Thailand. In a statement made on Tuesday they also added that there are over 1.2 million HIV patients whose symptoms do not show.

More than 1.2 million people in Thailand infected with the deadly HIV virus do not have symptoms of the disease according to the Bureau of Epidemiology, under the Public Health Ministry and this means that those affected to not even know they are carriers of the disease.

The bureau further revealed that Thailand sees around 10,000 new cases of HIV per year and only 250,000 patients are being treated for the disease.

Based on studies from 1984 to 2012, nearly 277,000 people contacted HIV during the period, 65% of whom were between the age of 30-44, and 85% of the total infections were caused by unprotected sex. According to the latest survey conducted on different groups of people, the number-one cause of HIV transmission was injections, followed by male and female prostitution, respectively.

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