One human fatality has been reported with another 14 people in critical condition. Two of those patients died and eight are in a critical condition. Officials say the man was one of the dead.
“It was a person of ordinary age, 5’2, 210, so we immediately checked him,” a doctor at the city’s Jingu Hospital said. “He had diabetes (in 2013) and recently got his test results again for type 2 diabetes. So we immediately took these tests and he was found to be at high risk for cancer.”
The WHO says this is the first time that Type 2 diabetes has been found in an HIV-positive patient. It is likely an outbreak is under way.
AIDS and Type 2 Diabetes are considered to be among the world’s fastest-growing health problems, affecting roughly a total of 300 million people.
At least one infected person has told reporters of seeing patients get treatment for the virus without first seeking care for heart disease or high blood pressure, because “there is something more there.”
China has become a center for HIV epidemics, with AIDS rates rising from only 1.8 percent of the population in 1990, to 20.7 percent by 2010 according to a recent survey. The country was the world’s fifth leading AIDS-causing country in 2012 according to WHO data.
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