May 20, 2011
HIV-Positive People in China Routinely Denied Care
A new study shows that people in China living with HIV/AIDS are routinely being denied medical treatment in mainstream hospitals due to fear and ignorance about the disease, Reuters reports. The United Nations International Labor Organization (ILO) released the study. Based on interviews with 103 HIV-positive people and 23 health care workers, ILO and China’s National Center for STD and AIDS Prevention and Control found that people have been refused medical care and were discriminated against by health care workers.
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