AIDS kills 68,000 in China in just a year

Shanghai Daily - - FRONT PAGE -

reg­is­tered AIDS pa­tients and HIV car­ri­ers had sur­passed 370,000, with more than 130,000 be­ing AIDS pa­tients, the Min­istry of Health said.

The AIDS con­trol sit­u­a­tion in some re­gions was es­pe­cially grave, the min­istry said, cit­ing the re­gions of Yun­nan, He­nan, Sichuan, Guang­dong, Xin­jiang and Guangxi which ac­count for a dis­pro­por­tion­ate 77.1 per­cent of the coun­try’s HIV/AIDS suf­fer­ers.

The State Coun­cil has pledged to step up screen­ing for HIV/AIDS.

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