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||LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia: Population and Family Research Division
||Family planning, Adolescent reproductive health, HIV infection, Population, Family, Malaysia
||Excerpt from Malaysia's country statement at the 35th session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development, 1-5 April 2002, New York.
||The HIV/AIDS situation is recognised as a public health problem in Malaysia and one that is of a national concern especially with regard to the spread of HIV / AIDS among young people and to newborns through mother-to-child transmission. Since the first case of AIDS was reported in Disember 1986, there has been a geometric increase in the number of HIV infections. Over the last seven years (1995-2001), the average number of new cases reported annually was 4,716. By 2001, the cumulative number of HIV infections was 44,208 with 1,258 cases of AIDS and 934 deaths.