BEIJING, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- A total of 44,839 people living with HIV/AIDS
were found in China and 6,897 others died of the disease in the first nine
months this year, the Ministry of Health said on Sunday.
The ministry said 264,302 people in the country were reported to have
contracted HIV, including 77,753 AIDS patients, by the end of September, while
34,864 people died of AIDS.
"The spread of AIDS has generally slowed down in China, but factors for
widespread still remain in some areas," Wang Weizhen, deputy director of the
HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment department under the ministry's disease
control bureau, told a press conference jointly held by the ministry and UNAIDS.
The ministry, UNAIDS and WHO have jointly estimated that there had been
some 700,000 Chinese living with HIV/AIDS by the end of 2007, including 85,000
AIDS patients, with 0.05 percent of the population having contracted the virus.
In October 2006, the estimated figures were 650,000 HIV carriers and 75,000
Wang said sexual transmission had become a main channel of contracting the
virus, and the epidemic situation differed greatly in different areas.
"The epidemic is lowly prevalent in general but it is highly prevalent
among specific groups such as migrant workers, and in some regions particularly
remote areas and the countryside," Wang said.
Premier revisits AIDS-suffering
central China villages
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao shares a
light moment with children orphaned due to the death of their parents from
AIDS in Shangcai County, Central China's Henan Province Nov. 30, a day
before the 20th World AIDS Day which fell on Saturday.(Xinhua File
ZHENGZHOU, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao paid his second visit
to China's worst AIDS-hit villages in Henan Province, a day before the 20th
World AIDS Day.
It was Wen's fifth face-to-face talks with AIDS patients
or their family members since 2003.
Chinese premier's visit brings hope to Henan AIDS-hit
BEIJING, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese
Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to several AIDS-hit villages in Shangcai County in
the central Henan Province in November has left villagers with great hope of
leading a better life.
During his Nov. 30 visit, Wen met farmers who had
contracted HIV through illegal blood sales in the 1990s and orphans whose
parents had died from AIDS.
Premier Wen Jiabao chats with children
at the Red Ribbon Home, an orphanage in Shangcai County, Henan Province
November 30, 2007. (Xinhua File Photo)
Chinese youngsters join anti-AIDS
BEIJING, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- "Life is a long journey and we will always stay
with you," this is what a group of mute students said to HIV infected people
using sign language.
These disabled students at Huangshan Special School in
south China's Anhui Province has been an example to other secondary school
students in the country who have been taught how to prevent HIV/AIDS in class
courses promoted by the Ministry of Education.
Beijing prostitutes shun condoms
despite rise in AIDS sex
Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- More than half of Beijing's prostitutes still reject the use
of condoms despite the growing incidence of sexually-transmitted HIV and AIDS,
says a report issued on Tuesday.
Sexual transmission, for the first time, has replaced
intravenous drug using (IDU) as the most common transmission route in the
Chinese capital, accounting for 54.6 percent of HIV infections, said Fang
Laiying, the municipal Public Health Bureau director.
Chinese public, celebrities promote
Members of public, celebrities and
condom manufacturers embarked on a "Great AIDS Walk" at the Great Wall on
a chilly Sunday morning to generate funds for the country's fight against
HIV/AIDS and raise public awareness of the disease.(Xinhua
BEIJING, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Members of
public, celebrities and condom manufacturers embarked on a "Great AIDS Walk" at
the Great Wall on a chilly Sunday morning to generate funds for the country's
fight against HIV/AIDS and raise public awareness of the disease.
The four-kilometer walk at Juyongguan Great Wall, jointly
organized by UNAIDS and China Red Cross Foundation and with the support of the
Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (GBC), attracted more than
ILO, China jointly work on AIDS
education among Chinese migrant workers
BEIJING, July 28
(Xinhua) -- A program to promote AIDS education among migrant workers in China,
with support from the International Labor Organization, was inaugurated here on
The program, called the China Workplace Education Program
is a joint program of the ILO, the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU),
the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and the China Enterprise
Confederation and part of the UN program on HIV/AIDS in China.
Beijing hotels to offer condoms to
19 (Xinhua) -- Three-star and higher-level hotels in Beijing have been ordered
to stock condoms in every guest room by the end of May amid an increase of
HIV/AIDS infections in the city.
As of April 30, Beijing has registered 5,219 HIV/AIDS
cases, including 569 AIDS patients, and sexual intercourse is an important
factor that accelerated the spread of the fatal condition in the national
capital, officials with Beijing Municipal Health Bureau (BMHB) said at the
launching ceremony of the condom-promotion campaign here on Monday.
China's market supervisor joins war
BEIJING, April 8
(Xinhua) -- China's arduous war against the HIV/AIDS plague gained a powerful
new advocate when the State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC)
integrated an HIV prevention message into its routine duties.
SAIC is the government organization responsible for the
supervision of markets and the enforcement of administrative laws for industry
and commerce in the country.
China launches nationwide AIDS
prevention, care program
BEIJING, March 28
(Xinhua) -- The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) launched a three-year
nationwide AIDS prevention and care program here on Friday, aiming to reduce
vulnerability to HIV and its impact in the country.
The initiative comes in response to an escalating
nationwide HIV epidemic, said Yang Xusheng, director of the HIV Prevention
Office with the RCSC.
China launches AIDS
14 -- A nationwide initiative to enlist college students in an anti-HIV/AIDS
campaign was launched in Beijing on Thursday.
The year-long initiative by the China Woman/Child Care
Committee under the All China Women's Federation will reach 1 million students
at 50 colleges and universities across the country to raise awareness and teach
them about prevention.