Some 6,000 new cases of AIDS have been registered in Cote d'Ivoire this year, bringing to 46,000 the total number of known cases, the state owned newspaper, `Fraternite Matin' reported on Tuesday quoting AIDS organisations.
The number of HIV positive people has risen to 850,000, the daily
reported. According to Dr Coulibaly Issa Malick, executive director of a national initiative to fight AIDS, in 10 years four times as many women as men have been infected and at a younger age.
The figures were announced on the eve of World AIDS Day.
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