AIDS On Rise In China

China is experiencing a dramatic rise in its rate of AIDS with figures rising on a continual basis. In 1998, the rate of infections among drug users was 1.95% but it rose to 7.5% in 2006. it is estimated the rate of infections among homosexuals ranges anywhere from 1% to 4%, and the upper range is most probably a conservative estimate. The ineffectiveness in China of combating the disease undoubtedly stems from inadequate eduction, failure to communicate information, and insufficient health care facilities in rural regions of the nation. The collapse of old fashioned Mao tse-tung communism in China has impacted health care in rural areas more than urban.

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