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HIV Prevalence Low In China, But Stigma, Lack Of Education Challenge Prevention Efforts

News outlets report on the challenges around HIV efforts in China.

Australia Broadcasting Corporation: Making progress, but a long way to go: battling stigma against HIV AIDS in China
“…China has made progress in prevention and education when it comes to HIV, but a strong undercurrent of stigma and discrimination exists beneath the veneer of Tianjin’s [(a coastal city next to Beijing)] modernity…” (Tay, 7/25).

VOA News: Health Advocates Urge Better Education to Curb China’s AIDS Infections
“China has a relatively low prevalence of HIV-positive citizens, with fewer than point-one (0.1) percent of adults infected. But the number of AIDS cases continues to rise, and health advocates blame a lack of education and prevention…” (Van Sant, 7/24).

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