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UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé at Ruili Hospital, Dehong, Yunnan, China (Credit: UNAIDS)

Dehong, China Makes Remarkable Turnaround in Its AIDS Epidemic

The village of Jiele, located in Dehong prefecture in Yunnan province, is where China's first HIV cases were reported in 1989. A quarter of a century later, the village is now brimming with hope and renewed energy.

G20 First Ladies Promote HIV Prevention Among Young People

G20 First Ladies Promote HIV Prevention Among Young People

The First Lady of China and her counterparts from other Group of 20 countries have taken part in an event on the sidelines of the 2016 G20 summit in Hangzhou to raise awareness of HIV among students.

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China: Henan Province Students to Face HIV/AIDS Test Before Entering College

This article was reported by reported that according to local education authorities, students at all universities and post-secondary technical schools in central China's Henan province will have to undergo HIV testing during their...

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China: October AIDS Walk Launched in Beijing

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 atten...

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AIDS Top Source of Death From Infectious Disease in China in 2012

According to a report released last month by the official Xinhua news agency that draws from official Chinese Ministry of Health statistics, AIDS cases topped the list for cause of death by infectious disease in the country in 2012, with 11,575 cases...

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Hong Kong Sees 17-Percent Rise in HIV Cases

In 2012, Hong Kong experienced a 17-percent increase in the number of new HIV infections. On March 6, health authorities said that data indicated that the increase was driven mostly by sexual transmission, going against a regional trend of decline. H...

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Chinese Clinic Suspected of Infecting 95 Patients With Hepatitis C Contaminated Injections

The official Xinhua News Agency in Beijing, China, reported that on February 5, local authorities in the Liaoning Province were alerted that 120 patients receiving varicose vein treatment at a private clinic could have been given injections infected ...

China: Outrage at Guangdong Plan to Ban Teachers With HIV and STDs Img

China: Outrage at Guangdong Plan to Ban Teachers With HIV and STDs

Education authorities in Guangdong province, China, recently drafted a regulation stating that persons with HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases would be screened out at physical examinations during the recruitment process.

_New York Times_ Examines Grassroots HIV Efforts Aimed at Gay Men in China Img

New York Times Examines Grassroots HIV Efforts Aimed at Gay Men in China

The relationship between gay advocacy organizations and the Chinese government is "patchy" at best, as reported by the New York Times. However, new programs run almost entirely by gay volunteers are hoping to ameliorate the situation and improve HIV ...

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Number of New HIV/AIDS Cases in China Increases Over 2011

"The number of new HIV/AIDS cases in China jumped in the first 10 months of the year, as premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang promised to let non-governmental groups play a bigger role in fighting an epidemic spreading fast in vulnerable groups," Reuters re...