“A total of 16 new HIV cases were reported in the first 11 months of this year,” the department said on Friday, ahead of World AIDS Day, which falls on Saturday.
About 60 per cent of the HIV-infected are aged between 15 years and 34 years and about 99 per cent of the infections resulted from sexual transmission.”
Over 91 per cent of HIV carriers and AIDS patients received anti-virus treatment as at November, according to the department.
The first case of HIV infection in Mongolia was recorded in 1992.
Since then, 42 people have died of AIDS in the country with a population of 3.2 million. (Xinhua/NAN)