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AIDS and HIV striking younger Chinese people

Updated: 2013-12-02 07:23
By Shan Juan ( China Daily)

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The HIV/AIDS epidemic is hitting Chinese at a younger age, as the country's leaders call to speed up efforts to fight the disease.

The proportion of HIV/AIDS sufferers who are young almost doubled between 2008 and 2012, and gay sex is considered a major reason for the increase, said Shang Hong, director of the HIV/AIDS key lab under the National Health and Family Planning Commission.

AIDS and HIV striking younger Chinese people

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