Saudi Arabia’s New HIV Cases Declined 9% in 2010, SPA Reports

The number of new HIV cases in Saudi Arabia declined by 9 percent to 1,121 in 2010 from the previous year, the official Saudi Press Agency said, citing a Health Ministry official.

Saudi Arabia detected 16,334 HIV cases between 1984 and 2010, the news service said, citing Ziyad bin Ahmed Mimish, the assistant undersecretary for preventive medicine at the ministry. They included 4,458 Saudi nationals, SPA reported.

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