17 May '11, 9am

China Aids sufferers face discrimination for treatment - Straits Times

China Aids sufferers face discrimination for treatment - Straits Times

People in China living with HIV and Aids are routinely being denied medical treatment in mainstream hospitals due to fear and ignorance about the disease, according to a study released by the United Nations'International Labour Organisation (ILO). -- PHOTO: REUTERS BEIJING - PEOPLE in China living with HIV and Aids are routinely being denied medical treatment in mainstream hospitals due to fear and ignorance about the disease, according to a study released by the United Nations'International Labour Organisation (ILO). The world's most populous nation - with 1.34 billion people - had 740,000 people infected with HIV, the virus that causes Aids, with 105,000 Aids patients, in 2009, according to state news agency Xinhua, citing United Nations estimates. HIV/Aids became a major problem for China in the 1990s when hundreds of thousands of impoverished farmers in rural Henan pro...

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