In light of World AIDS Day, the Shanghai health bureau has reported that from January to November 20, 886 people have been diagnosed as HIV positive, 392 people have become AIDS patients, and 25 people have died from AIDS. Unfortunately, these numbers represent an increase from last year, although 72% of new HIV cases were people from outside Shanghai. The good news is that, at at 2 per 10,000 people versus 5 per 10,000 people, the HIV prevalence rate is still lower in Shanghai than the rest of the country. To help combat unsafe sex (the leading reason for HIV/AIDS infections now), the government is helping us by installing condom vending machines in all public places prior to the Expo. So remember to stay safe and promote awareness.