Government promises support for boy with HIV
China’s health authority has pledged to an 8-year-old boy with HIV/AIDS the right to medical treatment, a living allowance and a school education.
Last week, 203 of Shufangya village’s 900 residents in Sichuan province put their red thumbprints on a petition demanding that Kun Kun (not his real name) leave their village, citing his HIV infection and concerns that it would spread, media reports said. The grandparents who were taking care of him also signed the petition.
In 2011, doctors who were treating Kun Kun for an eye injury discovered that he is HIV-positive.
Some villagers said that the petition was only a way to draw attention to the boy’s situation, the Beijing News said Saturday. Kun Kun’s parents are HIV carriers. (Photo 4)