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Thailand records 1.1 million total HIV/AIDS cases: Public Health Ministry

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NONTHABURI, March 29 – Thailand’s Public Health Ministry on Tuesday reported that the cumulative number of people living with HIV has reached 1.1 million while about 10,000 others became newly infected each year with the deadly virus.

Speaking during the 13th national seminar on the HIV/AIDS situation in Thailand, Dr Chawetsan Namwat, chief of the ministry’s AIDS Epidemiology Group, said that some 1,100,000 HIV/AIDS infections have been recorded since the HIV epidemic emerged in 1984. About 500,000-600,000 of the affected are still living while about 600,000 others have died during over two decades.