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HIV/AIDS patients' children suffer in silence

By Xu Lin | China Daily | Updated: 2012-12-01 08:00

Xiao Jie (not his real name) has kept his secret from his friends, teachers and classmates - even his girlfriend.

The 21-year-old sophomore at a college in Henan province's capital Zhengzhou was born to poor farmers in the province. Both his parents contracted HIV years ago, when they sold blood.

"I haven't told my girlfriend about my family's situation," he says, worriedly.

HIV/AIDS patients' children suffer in silence

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