Chinese HIV victim detained after asking government for help – AFP

From AFP, via TODAYonline:

A Chinese woman who contracted AIDS from a hospital blood transfusion was detained on suspicion of a serious crime after she asked the health ministry for more compensation, an activist said.
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Postal worker Li Xige was detained by police in her home county of Ningling in the central province of Henan, said Wan Yanhai, director of Beijing Aizhixing Institute of Health Education, a non-governmental group.
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Li, who was infected with HIV while giving birth to her first child in 1995, had appeared at the health ministry in Beijing on Tuesday along with eight other HIV sufferers, including a child, Wan said in a statement. [Full Text]

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