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Premier Li gives instructions in AIDS prevention and control

Updated: Nov 30,2015 10:50 PM

Premier Li Keqiang urged efforts on drafting an action plan that is aimed at controlling HIV/AIDS to a low-epidemic level during the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) in China.

He made the instructions ahead of Dec 1, which is the 28th World AIDS Day, saying that prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS is an important public health issue.

Efforts should be made to support HIV/AIDS-hit areas, poor areas in middle and western regions, hospitals that focus on HIV/AIDS treatment, and medicine development, the Premier said.

He also stressed that health care and supporting policies of social assistance should be solidly implemented to reduce the burden of HIV/AIDS patients.