2,400 HIV cases among foreigners in past 7 years

Most no longer live here; foreigners make up two-thirds of HIV registry, says MOH

Some 2,400 foreigners were found in Singapore in the last seven years to be HIV-positive, a number that is consistent with earlier trends.

They are a mix of those who wanted to work here but were found to have the infection upon mandatory checks, those already working here and were later found to have the infection, and family members of foreign professionals here.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 07, 2019, with the headline '2,400 HIV cases among foreigners in past 7 years'. Print Edition | Subscribe