One of China's leading state-run radio networks is launching a nationwide, AIDS-focused program featuring HIV-positive hosts, Xinhua News Agency reports.

The weekly show, Positive Talks, will begin airing January 16 on China National Radio (CNR). It will feature audience interaction and interviews with experts in the field.

The show's goal, said CNR deputy editor-in-chief Yang Wenyan, is to raise HIV awareness in China while giving more attention, care and support to those living with the virus there. According to estimates by the Chinese Ministry of Health and UNAIDS, between 560,000 to 920,000 people are living with HIV in China.

Positive Talks will be available online at and