The Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, and the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, held wide ranging discussions with Vice-Premier of China, Liu Yandong in Beijing on 28 July.
The First Lady of China, Peng Liyuan, and her counterparts from other Group of 20 (G20) countries have taken part in an event at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou to raise awareness of HIV among students. The Red Ribbon Health Ambassador’s Campus Tour campaign event took place on the sidelines of the 2016 G20 summit, where leaders of the world’s foremost economies have gathered for their annual meeting.
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.
UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé has presented the President of Xinhua News Agency, CaiMingzhao with the UNAIDS Leaders and Innovators Award in recognition of his leadership as a media partner and his contribution to the AIDS response
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.