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Report Estimates Numbers of People Living With HIV/AIDS in China Will Grow to 1.2 Million in 2011

December 7, 2010

"China will have about 1.2 million people living with HIV/AIDS by the end of 2015, according to a report scheduled for formal release in the first half of" 2011, China's state-run news source China Daily reports. According to the newspaper, China's Action Plan to Prevent and Control HIV/AIDS (2011-2015) highlights the need to target high-risk groups "like gay men and sex workers" to control the spread of HIV/AIDS. "About 70,000 of the 130,000 full-blown AIDS patients are receiving antiretroviral treatment provided free by the government, according to the Ministry of Health. By 2015, more than 80 percent of those in need will be receiving the treatment, said the action plan," according to the newspaper (12/4).

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