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HIV cases on the rise in Finland: report

07-14-2010 15:59 BJT

HELSINKI, July 14 (Xinhua) -- The number of new HIV cases is growing at a rapid pace in Finland, the Turun Sanomat daily reported Wednesday.

Over 100 new HIV cases were reported during the first six months of this year. Last year, 180 people were diagnosed with the virus.

The majority of the new cases were contracted from sex. The newspaper reported that cases have risen among both heterosexual men and women and homosexual men.

The number of new HIV cases in Finland has risen since the 1980s. About half of the new cases from heterosexual sex occur while abroad.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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