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  1. Fewer transfusion infections

    Posted Dec 01st 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Health minister lowers estimate to 70,000 people Beijing has lowered its estimate of the number of HIV/Aids patients who contracted the virus through blood sales and transfusions, although a more accurate assessment of the country's HIV/Aids population is yet to come. Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Health Minister Gao Qiang revealed that the number ...

  2. Lower HIV numbers 'no reason to rejoice'

    Posted Jan 26th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Despite a downward revision in the figures, the infection rate is still rising Beijing cut its estimate of the number of HIV carriers in the country by 30 per cent to 650,000 yesterday, but international health agencies warned that the situation was still dire and there was no room for complacency. There were an estimated 70,000 new HIV cases on the mainland ...

  3. Officials face dilemma over lower HIV figure

    Posted Dec 05th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... accurate HIV estimate that is significantly lower than previous figures. Senior officials said the assessment was now being verified by the World Health Organisation and UNAids experts. However, ... assessment was significantly lower than the 2003 estimate of 840,000 HIV carriers. Although the final figure may change at the last minute, the new estimate could be up to 20 per cent lower than ...

  4. Family man defies tradition and parents to stay with his HIV-positive wife

    Posted Feb 15th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... But Mr Zhang has defied his parents, who stress the traditional Chinese family value of maintaining the lineage, by refusing to divorce his HIV-positive wife. His wife was diagnosed in 2003 ... HIV-positive daughters meant he would be unable to fulfil his family duty to maintain the lineage. 'My wife repeatedly asked me to divorce her so that I can marry someone else and have a healthy ...

  5. Young HIV victims given hope by drug plan

    Posted Sep 09th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Zhengzhou Only two months ago, HIV-positive seven-year-old Xu Weifeng had a fever, threw up after meals and had blisters all over his body. Then he was lucky enough ... fading now,' said Mr Xu- who is also HIV positive- while rolling up Weifeng's sleeves. Wu Baoshou, 12, is another HIV-positive child benefitting from the programme. 'Now I have so ...

  6. HIV-positive activist puts focus on educating drug addicts

    Posted Nov 30th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... addict, he was confirmed HIV-positive late that year. She did not know how to protect herself from the disease and was confirmed HIV-positive late last year. Now she believes that only ...

  7. Risk of surplus men fuelling HIV, says study

    Posted Mar 25th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... of the country's skewed gender ratio may spur the spread of HIV/Aids, a study has warned. Joseph Tucker, an adviser to the Aids research programme at the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, ... to sexually transmitted diseases because of their poor knowledge of health issues and high-risk behaviour such as inconsistent condom use. He also warned that many surplus men might contract HIV from ...

  8. HIV patients develop resistance to free drugs

    Posted Dec 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... for Aids and Sexually Transmitted Disease Control and Prevention, said at an international conference yesterday that the existing two regimens of free antiretroviral drugs distributed to HIV carriers were not good enough to sustain a long-term treatment programme because patients were developing a resistance to the drugs. He said free drugs were distributed to HIV carriers in provinces ...

  9. Lack of information hinders fight against Aids

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Trouble identifying HIV patients has become a major obstacle to the government's plans to expand its free Aids treatment programme, Deputy Health Minister Wang Longde said yesterday. 'We only have information about 10 per cent of HIV carriers. We have no information about most HIV carriers and we have no idea when they need treatment,' he told ...

  10. Widow's plight reveals Aids stigma

    Posted Nov 30th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... On the eve of World Aids Day, Josephine Ma looks at the bigotry faced by an HIV-positive mainland mother Aids sufferer Li Xiaohong last hugged her seven-year-old son 10 months ago. Her ... Aids symptoms as early as December 2002 when she was admitted to hospital for typhoid. But she was only confirmed HIV-positive last September when she went to hospital for another blood check ...




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