HIV-related deaths in China

By May 23, 2011 January 28th, 2015 No Comments

While our delegation to the Provicinal Health Bureau of Henan was in China last week, encouraging news was emerging from the country about the numbers of HIV-related deaths being experienced there.

“Efforts to improve access to HIV drugs in China have cut deaths by more than 60% in seven years, researchers say,” you could read on the BBC. “China introduced free anti-retroviral drugs in 2003, reaching more than 60% of patients by 2009. But experts say more needs to be done to speed up diagnosis and improve access to treatment in certain groups.”

Doing more was what we were there to discuss -and we’ll have more on the visit very soon. You can read more about this story at the Daily Telegraph and the New York Times, among others.

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