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People with HIV in China are routinely denied medical treatment

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 20 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3181
  1. Jane Parry
  1. 1Hong Kong

People in China infected with HIV face severe discrimination in the healthcare system, including denial of treatment for conditions not related to HIV, finds research conducted by the International Labour Organization’s Office for China and Mongolia. It also says that healthcare workers face stigma and inadequate protection when treating patients with the infection.

At the same time a non-governmental organisation, the China Alliance of People Living with HIV/AIDS (CAP+), has released a report recommending changes to tackle poor access to healthcare that people with HIV in China face.

The International Labour Organization’s study, done in collaboration with …

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