Liu Jiulong is the first person in China to complete an AIDS RIDE. This fundraiser and HIV awareness raising bicycling event has been popular in other countries like the USA for many years. However, in China fear of stigma and discrimination have kept many people living with HIV from taking part in public events.
Two major stars ofthe footballing world have joined forces to encourage young people in China to get informed and protect themselves from HIV.UNAIDS Special Ambassador, Gervinvo, and UNAIDS National Goodwill Ambassador for China, ShaoJiayi took part in anevent with Chinese media called Sports For Change which was moderated by another UNAIDS National Goodwill Ambassador, the television personality, James Chau. The Executive Directorof UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, also attended the event in Beijing.
June 2016, Shanghai --The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) China Office signed a cooperation agreement with the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Medicines and Health Products (CCCMHPIE) in Shanghai China, aiming to further effect the China-Africa health collaboration, especially in terms of local production of pharmaceuticals and health commodities in Africa.
BEJING/ADDIS ABABA, 31 January 2016—The China-Africa Business Council (CABC) signed a memorandum with the Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA). The signing took place at OAFLA’s annual General Assembly, held on the side-lines of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Welcome to the May edition of HIV this Month. In this issue we cover topics including: Meta-analysis finds support for elevated HIV prevalence among the military, shorter duration of seroprotection following vaccination in people living with HIV, fewer clinical events with early ART in a trial among serodisordant couples and others.
The quickest answer that may come to mind is that people are having more unprotected sex in China. Charles Liu of thenanfang.com believes that there are more reasons for the increase other than just greater occurrences of unprotected sexual activity.
Chinese scientists have defined a subset of a type of virus-specific cells that play a vital role in the control of viral replication in chronic viral infection, possibly paving the way for new ways to treat chronic diseases like HIV/AIDS and cancer.