More government funds to prevent AIDS
China will allocate more government funds for HIV/AIDS prevention, especially for targeted groups, Premier Li Keqiang said.
Li said government investment will continue to increase and will help the most vulnerable groups, particularly gays, to prevent the disease from spreading.
Technologies that can prevent mothers from transmitting HIV to their fetuses during pregnancy will be promoted across the country in 2015 to reduce the number of sufferers among newborns.
Li said that although the rise of HIV infections has been contained in the country, the situation in China remains complex and difficult.
The number of reported HIV/ AIDS patients in Beijing reached 18,635 by the end of October, and 74 percent of them were infected through sex. (Photo 2)