October numbers are out. 651 new cases. 40% from the National Capital Region with Region 4A coming in 2nd (17%). 60 AIDS cases. There were 308 new ARV entrants but this may include old patients who recently qualified for the ARV or were recently told they qualified for ARV or recently came back to finally go into ARVs.
Of the 651, 327 cases came from the 25-34 year old range against the usual front runner age range of 15-24. 28/651 were females.
Of the 651, 323 cases were male-to-male sex, and 219 cases were sex with both males and females. There were 18 needle sharing and 1 case of mother-to-child transmission.
Of the 651 cases, 58 cases were overseas foreign workers. 73 cases, 2 of which females, were engaged in transactional sex.
Of the 651, there were 22 adolescents (2 females).
50 deaths were reported. 48% of the deaths were from the 25-34 age range. 15 deaths were infected from needle sharing.
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