HIV cases among students increase
HIV infection among students in China has increased rapidly, health authorities said.
By the end of October last year, nearly 2,200 cases of HIV involving students age 15 and above had been reported nationwide, compared with 1,772 the previous year, according to the National Center for AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Disease Control and Prevention.
Wu Zunyou, head of the center, said HIV infection among college students is rising much faster than in other groups. The number of HIV/AIDS cases among male college students has increased much faster than those among female students since 2008, he said. About 80 percent of newly detected cases involve sex between men.
This photograph is by Li Ling, one of 10 winners from Beijing who are in a photography contest to shoot images that best represent the nostalgic mood of traditional Chinese villages. The 10 will join 40 other winners from across China in the next round of competition.