Stigma undermines China HIV/AIDS fight

Al Jazeera visits town of Ningling, where HIV carriers are harassed by fellow residents.

    It has been 30 years since the first case of HIV was diagnosed. Despite progress in the treatment of the virus that causes AIDS, the disease continues to be a major struggle for more than 30 million people across the world.

    In China, an estimated 750,000 people have the virus and analysts say the numbers will continue to rise because the country's HIV/AIDS social stigma is severely undermining the fight against the disease.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from the central Chinese town of Ningling, where HIV carriers are reportedly harassed by fellow residents.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.