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China: October AIDS Walk Launched in Beijing

July 8, 2013

Representatives of the China Population Welfare Foundation, UNAIDS China Office, and civil organizations attended a ceremony in Sanlitun, Beijing, on July 4, at which they announced plans for an AIDS walk to raise funds. Movie star Xu Qing also attended the ceremony as ambassador for the event, which attracted 120 hikers in 2012. The walk will take place October 13 on the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall in Hebei province. According to Guy Taylor of the UNAIDS China Office, the event will combat discrimination against patients and help raise public awareness about HIV/AIDS. Applications for the event and information are available online.

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Adapted from:
China Daily (Africa)
07.05.2013; Zhang Yue

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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