At the Telegraph, Robert Foyle Hunwick reports that a village in Sichuan Province has unanimously...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 23, 2012
When a 25-year-old lung cancer patient was refused treatment at a hospital in Tianjin because he is also HIV-positive, he forged his medical records in order to get treated at another hospital. He is now suing the original...
by Melissa M. Chan | Nov 29, 2011
Anti-discrimination laws in China state that people who have HIV or AIDS are entitled to equal employment and medical treatment, but three men from three different provinces claimed that they were denied government teaching jobs...
by Sophie Beach | May 18, 2011
The mortality of AIDS patients in China has dropped 64% since 2002, when free retroviral drugs began being distributed in the country. From the New York Times: About 63 percent of all those needing AIDS drugs are getting them,...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 12, 2010
A court in China has ruled against a plaintiff who claimed he was discriminated against in a job application because of his positive HIV status. From the New York Times: The man who filed the lawsuit, a 22-year-old college...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 31, 2010
The New York Times reports that a court in Anhui has taken the unprecedented move of accepting a case filed by a prospective school teacher who says he was denied a job for being HIV positive: The unidentified man, said to be in...
by Paulina Hartono | Aug 2, 2010
A Caixin article addresses the AIDS epidemic and the social stigma of homosexuality in China. By reporters Zhu Ziyi and Liu Hongqiao: University student Liu Ji told his uncle, who in turn told his aunt. Eventually, his younger...
by dwang | Dec 3, 2008
Chinese health authorities marked World AIDS Day on Sunday, November 30 by unveiling a giant red ribbon in a ceremony at the Olympic Bird’s Nest Stadium. The ribbon at the stadium is symbolic of China’s pledge to...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 5, 2007
From Reuters: China is not investing enough to fight HIV/AIDS and the government, while now finally taking the issue seriously, still needs to do more to stop an epidemic, a panel of experts and health workers said on Thursday. Among other problems faced in the world’s most populous nation, discrimination is widespread and ignorance is […]
by Michael Zhao | Oct 29, 2006
After a while of political clamoring in Taiwan, here comes some really sad news, a human Great Wall against AIDS/HIV communities: In a three-storey house in a quiet neighbourhood in southern Taipei, toddlers play with toys while the adults chat, rest or watch TV. Children are among those sheltered at Harmony Home. They have lived […]
by Sophie Beach | Feb 12, 2006
From the AP, via the Washington Post: China issued its first official regulations on how to prevent and control the spread of the AIDS virus Sunday, mandating free testing and medication for the country’s poor. The statute issued by the State Council, China’s cabinet, protects HIV carriers and AIDS patients from discrimination and criminalizes intentionally […]
by Sophie Beach | Dec 14, 2005
From Reuters, via the Standard: Images of China’s top leader shaking hands with two AIDS patients, meant to dispel widespread discrimination, have brought mockery instead for their now-shunned families, a state newspaper said. President Hu Jintao made an unprecedented visit to AIDS patients in a Beijing hospital in November 2004, urging the nation “to phase […]
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