MORE heterosexuals than homosexuals have now been infected with the HIV virus in Hong Kong, finally putting the lid on the misconception that AIDS is a gay disease. The latest AIDS figures released by the Health Department yesterday show that 480 people in the territory have tested positive for HIV - including 182 through heterosexual activity and 181 through homosexual activity. Dr Lee Shui-shan, the Health Department's AIDS consultant, said: 'I have been predicting that the figures for the two transmission routes would cross over for some time. 'The number of recorded heterosexual infections has overtaken homosexual infections a little earlier than I predicted but that isn't really surprising.' Although the number of recorded HIV infections is accepted as being much lower than the actual number, Dr Lee said the trends seen in the recorded figures were probably a fairly accurate picture. He said: 'We have been telling people that heterosexuals are at risk of being infected with HIV for some time but most people still think that AIDS is more a homosexual problem than a heterosexual problem.'