China

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We’re on the frontline of AIDS in China, working to uphold the human rights of people living with, and affected by, HIV so that people can access the HIV services they deserve.

Most people living with HIV in China are from marginalised communities which are often criminalised. This includes people who use drugs (PWUD), sex workers and men who have sex with men (MSM).

We are working in China to overcome the stigma, discrimination and criminalisation that all too often causes huge barriers to vital HIV services.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 3% of new infections globally are in China.
  • 6% of people who inject drugs in China are living with HIV.
  • 28% of new infections in China are among MSM.
  • More than 40,000 new HIV infections were diagnosed in the second quarter of 2018 alone.

OUR PARTNER

AIDS Care China

We’ve worked with AIDS Care China for the last decade, supporting community organisations with the financing and tools they need to address HIV.

AIDS Care China supports more than 27,000 people living with HIV to access and stay on antiretroviral treatment (ART). They provide quality ART services, and offer psychosocial support for people living with HIV to maintain their quality of life.

They also work with people who use drugs, and have been finding innovative ways of working with police and law enforcement agencies to find alternative approaches to deal with drug use. Instead of sending people who use drugs to compulsory detoxification centres, the police are piloting the referral of people who use drugs to community-based treatment centres using tools they developed with AIDS Care China.

This allows people who use drugs to access harm reduction services to achieve a safe and stable life; a win for human rights. The local government in Yunnan province, building on the community-based treatment centres that AIDS Care China started in 2013, is now piloting this model.

OUR IMPACT IN CHINA

During 2017, AIDS Care China reached:

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