HONG KONG - Hong Kong recorded a record-high 313 new cases of
HIV in 2005, a 17% increase from the 268 new cases in the
previous year, the government said Tuesday. HIV is the virus that
The reasons behind the increase weren't immediately clear.
The government said in a statement that sexual transmission
remains the major avenue for the spread of HIV in the territory,
with sexual contact accounting for 64.2% of the new cases in
2005. Intravenous drug use accounted for 8% of the new cases.