According to this New York Times brief, China’s Health Ministry has recently reported a 45% increase in AIDS cases and a 24% increase in syphilis cases from the previous year. This is a HUGE increase. They apparently did not give numbers of actual cases (E.g., is that up from 1000 cases? A million cases? We don’t know). China, Russia, and India are all facing rapid increases in regard to the spread of sexually transmissible infections, including HIV (the virus that, over time, usually causes AIDS).
About Dr. Debby Herbenick
Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.
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