Changing patterns of HIV epidemic in 30 years in East Asia.

  title={Changing patterns of HIV epidemic in 30 years in East Asia.},
  author={S Pilar Suguimoto and Teeranee Techasrivichien and Patou Masika Musumari and Christina El-Saaidi and Bhekumusa Wellington Lukhele and Masako Ono-Kihara and Masahiro Kihara},
  journal={Current HIV/AIDS reports},
  volume={11 2},
The HIV epidemic in East Asia started relatively late compared to the rest of the world. All countries or areas, except for North Korea, had reported HIV and AIDS cases, with China being the major contributor to the epidemic. Though initially driven by injecting drug use in China, East Asia did not experience an explosive spread. Strong commitment in China and early harm reduction programs in Taiwan managed to reduce transmission substantially among injecting drug users. In contrast to China… CONTINUE READING
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