China: Canceling HIV Tests for Teachers Sparks Debate
May 31, 2013
Guangdong has become the first Chinese province to exempt teaching applicants from HIV testing, a move proposed by the nongovernmental organization Equity and Justice Initiative (EJI) in January. Guo Bin, EJI director, stated that the action sent a signal to the public that the rights of "social minorities" must be respected. Chen Yuan, director of Nanjing Tianxiagong (Justice for All), agreed that the action was a sign that rampant discrimination and stigma against HIV-infected persons might be waning in China.
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