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Hong Kong's New Cases of HIV in 2011 Hits New High

The Hong Kong Health Department announced on September 20 that HIV/AIDS continues to be a major threat to public health. According to the health department, Hong Kong has reached a high in new cases of HIV infection for 2011, as there were 438 cases ...

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China AIDS Patients Topple Gate of Government Office

A crowd of around 300 people with HIV and their relatives tore down the main gate outside the Henan provincial government office in Zhengzhou city in central China last week. The protesters had originally gathered and blocked the gate to protest unme...

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China HIV/AIDS Mortality Rate Can Be Reduced: UNAIDS Executive Director

In an interview with Xinhua Tuesday in Beijing, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe stressed that the mortality rate for HIV/AIDS can be reduced through early treatment and other measures.

"Just 10 years ago, no one would have believed that we c...

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China: College Volunteers Distribute HIV/AIDS Awareness Packages

Upwards of 4,000 volunteers from more than 200 Chinese colleges will visit factories, businesses, and neighborhoods to disseminate HIV/AIDS prevention information and 200,000 Red Ribbon health packages to migrant workers, an official announced Thursd...

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China to Hold First AIDS Walk on Great Wall

China is planning to hold its first-ever AIDS walk fundraiser on the Great Wall next October. The 2012 walk is being organized by three nonprofit organizations: the government-backed China Population Welfare Foundation, the China Alliance for People ...

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AIDS Prevention Groups Help China's Gays Get Tested

Non-governmental groups are becoming more influential in HIV prevention work among gays in China, experts say. China's first volunteer prevention group targeting LGBTs was set up in Beijing in 1997, but now such groups number more than 200, according...

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South China Villagers Turn to Music to Prevent the Spread of AIDS

In the southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, health workers are turning to the area's history of musical folklore to spread AIDS prevention messages.

"We asked eight local singers to write and record songs about the disease," said Huang Zhanghu...

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Freedom! Chinese AIDS Activist Tian Xi Released

Chinese AIDS activist Tian Xi is free after a year in prison for destruction of property at the hospital where he was infected with HIV.

Tian, who has lobbied the Chinese government to compensate him and tens of thousands of others infected with HIV...

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Global Fund Lifts China Grant Freeze

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria is unfreezing hundreds of millions of dollars in grants to China, effective immediately, as it begins talks with officials there, the fund announced Tuesday.

In November, the Global Fund stopped payments...

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China Finds (Another) HIV-Positive Septuagenarian

An elderly man in the city of Wuhan in central China was recently diagnosed with HIV, more evidence that the senior population is underserved by the nation's AIDS prevention efforts.

According to the state-run Xinhua News Agency, the widower approac...