China Eyes 90 Percent Coverage of HIV/AIDS Interventions Among High-Risk Populations
November 21, 2011
Interventions to prevent and control HIV among China's high-risk groups should grow to 90 percent coverage by 2015, according to a five-year plan adopted by the State Council AIDS Working Committee, which met Friday. Vice Premier Li Keqiang listed key objectives following a Ministry of Health update and planning report.
Testing and counseling services should be available at all hospitals at the county level and above, as well as grassroots clinics in high-prevalence settings, Li said. Governments should provide non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with financial and other support to leverage their unique prevention role, particularly HIV awareness and interventions, he said. Treatment improvements to continue cutting mortality should be augmented with other assistance, such as addressing patients' financial difficulties, he said.
Xinhua News Agency
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