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Diffusing AIDS time bomb in China

2008-12-02 07:20:21 GMT2008-12-02 15:20:21 (Beijing Time)  Reuters

China targets migrant workers in HIV/AIDS prevention drive.

As World Aids Day marks its 20th anniversary, the fight to stem the deadly virus is far from won. Infection rates are continuing to soar in many countries, slashing life expectancy and condemning bereaved families to a cycle of perpetual grieving. In China, where an estimated 700,000 people are HIV positive, authorities are targeting the country's 200 million migrant workers, the backbone of the Chinese economy, who are among the most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS.

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