Fri, December 10, 2010

2010 World AIDS Day

Wen says 'we care' to AIDS sufferers

Between 500,000 and 900,000 children under 15 years of age on the Chinese mainland have been affected by HIV/AIDS, expert estimations have revealed. Full story

BACKGROUND

About World AIDS Day

Dec. 1 this year is the 23rd World AIDS Day, with the theme of "Universal Access and Human Rights,"

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