More gov­ern­ment funds to pre­vent AIDS

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

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)

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