#2766 Enviado: 15:50 26/06/2019 Editado: 15:52 26/06/2019 (1 vez)
In December 2018, at an event in Pyongyang marking World AIDS Day, government officials and World Health Organization (WHO) staff celebrated an improbable feat: a corner of our planet was still untouched by HIV. North Korea had zero reported cases of HIV infection, said physician Thushara Fernando—at least to his knowledge. Fernando, who was then WHO’s representative to North Korea, chalked up that astounding success to prevention and widespread HIV testing.
In fact, North Korean health officials were quietly tracking a mushrooming AIDS threat. North Korea actually had 8362 HIV-positive individuals in 2018, estimates a report that a team of researchers from North Korea and the United States has submitted to the preprint server medRxiv. The first confirmed infection of a North Korean citizen came in January 1999, the researchers say, and infections have surged in the past few years.
“That’s an impressive takeoff,” says Chris Beyrer, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, who has conducted extensive HIV/AIDS research in Asia. North Korea’s HIV prevalence “is much higher than I expected,” adds Zunyou Wu, chief epidemiologist at China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Beijing.
Parece mentira, pero Best Korea mintió sobre la prevalencia del SIDA.
Samuelcohen, en deuda contigo.