Plan to aid foreigners with HIV
Southwest China’s Yunnan province is considering providing free treatment to some foreign residents with HIV/AIDS, a top Chinese epidemiologist said.
The province is planning to revise its regulations on HIV control and prevention so that foreigners with HIV/AIDS who have lived in Yunnan for a certain period of time and intend to continue living in China for a long time, such as those who have established families with Chinese, will get free treatment, according to Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
“Most foreigners with HIV in Yunnan have already set up families with Chinese,” Wu said. “Providing free treatment to them can also protect local Chinese.”
The National Health Commission says all Chinese people living with HIV/AIDS have access to free treatment. (Photo 2)