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Southern China Builds Special Prisons to House HIV/AIDS Inmates

November 14, 2005

China's Guangdong province will build at least two prisons to house inmates with HIV/AIDS in order to handle an increasing number of infected prisoners, the China Daily reported today. Official statistics show that the southern province has 518 prisoners with HIV and around 20 with AIDS. Guangdong had an estimated 40,000 persons living with HIV/AIDS by the end of last year, according to government statistics. That number could grow to 500,000 by the end of 2010, the state-controlled newspaper said.

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Adapted from:
Agence France Presse
11.14.05


  
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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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