Increase In HIV Among Gay Men In China Raises Concern Among Advocates, Shows Continuing Stigma
GlobalPost/PRI: To keep winning against AIDS, China needs to talk more about gay sex
“When it comes to public health, China’s leaders have done at least one thing very well: They’ve beaten back AIDS. Indeed, China’s is one of the most impressive turnarounds in the history of HIV and AIDS policy. After facing the threat of an ‘AIDS typhoon’ in the 1990s, China’s adult prevalence of HIV is now less than 0.1 percent, one of the lowest rates on the planet. But this success story is teetering on the edge of defeat, and it all comes down to a growing crisis in the nation’s gay community…” (Volodzko, 6/7).