This graph shows the number of HIV-infected persons and AIDS patients in Japan. There were 1,126 cases of HIV infection and 431 cases of AIDS reported for the year in 2008, making a combined total of 1,557 people – the highest ever annual figure in Japan. In Fukuoka City alone, there were 20 cases of HIV infection and 8 cases of AIDS reported, making a combined total of 28 people. And that’s not all – these figures count only those who were tested. That means there are more people going about their daily lives without knowing that they have been infected.
How About You?
Everyone is aware that most cases of AIDS are transmitted through sexual relations. Some people overlook the dangers, however, by claiming they’re not at risk because they have only one partner. That in itself should give pause for thought. Even if a couple has an exclusive relationship now, if either
one of the partners has had sex with just one other person in the past, the potential for infection is no longer zero.