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Unusual increase in reported HIV/AIDS cases among older persons in western Hunan province, China
  1. Xi Chen1,
  2. Jun Zheng1,
  3. Jian Mei He1,
  4. BiYun Qin1,
  5. Yifei Hu2,
  6. Lu Wang2,
  7. Ning Wang2
  1. 1AIDS/STI Division, Hunan Provincial CDC, Changsha, China
  2. 2The Office of State Council AIDS Working committee(SCAWCO), National Center for HIV/AIDS Control and Prevention/China CDC, Beijing, China
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yifei Hu, China National Center for HIV/AIDS Control and Prevention/China CDC, No.27 Nanwei Rd, Xuanwu District, Beijing, China; huyifei{at}yahoo.com

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An unusual increase in HIV/AIDS cases among older people was reported to the Hunan Centers for Disease Control between 2005 and 2007. Cases originated in four rural, western districts of this inland province of China. Given the historical concern for outbreaks of HIV in rural areas due to blood donation,1 these …

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