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Chinese Catholics are failing people living with HIV

There are many kinds of voluntary medical care provided by Taiyuen Diocese in Shanxi province but none for people living with HIV. (ucanews.com photo)  

ucanews.com reporter, Hong Kong
China

December 1, 2016

The number of people living with HIV in China is rising while ignorance leads people, including Catholics, to marginalize those with the disease.

For Catholics who work with people living with human immunodeficiency virus, it’s frustrating to see their clients abused and too scared to seek treatment.

John Lu is a Catholic who works for people living with HIV in Xi’an, northwestern Shaanxi province, where there are about 10,000 people with the disease out of a population of nearly 38 million.

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