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HIV/AIDS sufferers rejected by hospitals

By Shan Juan and Li Yao | China Daily | Updated: 2011-05-18 07:43

Medical treatment denied because of fear, ignorance, says UN report

BEIJING - People living with HIV and AIDS in China are routinely denied treatment in mainstream hospitals and face widespread medical discrimination due to fear and ignorance about the disease, according to a study released on Tuesday by the United Nations' International Labour Organization (ILO).

Healthcare providers deny treatment for sufferers or transfer them to designated infectious disease hospitals, falsely citing the protection of other patients or using a lack of resources as an excuse, the report said.

HIV/AIDS sufferers rejected by hospitals

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