China: Experts Say NGOs Play Indisputable Role in Fighting Spread of HIV/AIDS
November 4, 2010
Non-governmental HIV prevention groups targeting men who have sex with men (MSM) mostly operate in a state of legal limbo in China. Without official support and protection, the groups are vulnerable to extortion and violence, and they have trouble raising money and retaining volunteers, advocates and experts say.
"Most groups cannot register with the civil affairs bureau, which means they are not legally recognized," said Zhang Beichuan, a sexologist at Qingdao University.
Xinhua News Agency
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