|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Science, Nature & Technology

China to Offer Free HIV, AIDS Treatment to Foreign Residents

BEIJING Yunnan province in southwestern China is planning to offer free HIV and AIDS treatment to some of its foreign residents, the official Peoples Daily reported on Monday.

According to the Daily, the provincial government is studying a review of regulations on HIV control and prevention, so that some foreigners who have contracted the virus or have developed AIDS can get free treatment.

The measure would benefit those foreigners who have lived a considerable period of time in Yunnan and who intend to continue living in China, such as those who have established families with Chinese citizens, according to chief epidemiologist at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Wu Zunyou.

The amendment is still under review by authorities. Once in effect, it will help both foreigners and Chinese against the epidemic, he said.

Many HIV-positive foreigners in China live along the borders with Myanmar and Vietnam and the number has been increasing to due border exchanges, health authorities said.

Wu said that as many HIV-positive foreigners in Yunnan have already set up families with Chinese, the regulation will also protect local citizens.

Chinese authorities increased voluntary HIV testing at the border and out of the more than 128,000 tests carried out between January and October this year, 1,034 foreigners tested positive, according to the provincial health department.

According to the National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, last year there were 2,514 foreigners living with HIV in China, the Daily reported.

The National Health Commission estimated that nine out of every 10,000 Chinese citizens in the country have HIV.

The Commission said they all have free access to anti-retroviral therapy.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2019 © All rights reserved