Local authorities in China should receive more resources and funding from the central government to better implement HIV/AIDS policies, said David Ho, MD, scientific director and chief executive officer of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, Xinhua News Agency reports. Ho’s comments are the result of his observations working on programs to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in China since 2005. “From policies to implementation, there is a gap, a long gap in some circumstances,” said Ho. “So policies need to be backed up with sufficient resources, and need to be enforced, or policies will have no strength.”

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