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CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update
Heterosexuals Focus of HIV Risk Concerns Due to New B.C.

July 16, 1999
Calgary Herald Online (07/16/99)

New statistics from British Columbia's Center for Disease Control show that new HIV infections from heterosexual contact accounted for 21.5 percent of new infections in 1998, compared to 7.9 percent in 1993. Last year, 89 heterosexuals tested positive for HIV in British Columbia, up from 35 people five years ago. Throughout Canada, heterosexuals accounted for 16 percent of all new HIV infections, up from 6.2 percent before 1994.