aids discrimination

Li Keqiang Calls for Equal Treatment for AIDS Patients

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...

HIV Positive Teachers to Petition China Government

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...

China AIDS Mortality Drops but Patients Denied Hospital Care

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,...

H.I.V. Discrimination Law Fails in Chinese Court

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...

In Rare Move, China Court to Hear H.I.V. Case

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...

Behind Closed Doors, AIDS Risks Grow in China

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...

The Cold Steel Behind China’s Soft Power

From the Australian: The row that has emerged over Australian Writers Week in China underlines the danger and the value of such bold attempts to deepen the relationship beyond its mine-ship-steelmill axis… The latest...

How Not to Fight HIV/Aids

On the Guardian website, Joe Amon takes a critical look at the Chinese government’s AIDS prevention efforts: More than 25 years into the global Aids epidemic, one thing we’ve learned is that you can’t fight HIV...

China not investing enough to fight AIDS – Ben Blanchard

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 […]

Taiwan Case Shows Aids Disharmony – BBC News

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 […]

China Issues First Guidelines on HIV – AP

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 […]

AIDS campaign backfires as patients’ families shunned – Reuters

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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