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Demonstrators Highlight Plight of HIV-Positive People in China

December 9, 2009

"[D]ozens of people" from China's Henan province who contracted HIV/AIDS from blood transfusions "demonstrated in front of the country's health ministry in Beijing" to highlight the challenges facing Chinese AIDS patients, the Irish Times reports. Gao Yanping, a demonstrator, said, "The local governments only have clinics for us, which do not have appropriate medical supplies for our treatment. So, some of us have gone to hospitals elsewhere for treatment, but had to pay the bills ourselves. Our lives are ruined. We just want the right to live." Chen Zhu, China's health minister, said the government is "open and transparent" about the disease, but added that the country has "a long way to go to prevent and control HIV/AIDS." The article includes data about HIV/AIDS in China (Coonan, 12/8).

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