China steps up battle against AIDS

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 27 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1056

China's southwest province of Yunnan has announced plans to invest US$58m (£39m) to create a “disease prevention belt” along its lengthy border with Vietnam, Laos, and Burma. The aim is to bring the region's AIDS epidemic under control by the year 2000. The scheme, reported in the official newspaper, China Daily, will also target cross border infectious diseases among children.

Yunnan is the region of China worst hit by HIV infection and AIDS …

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