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Vice-premier calls for greater efforts to combat AIDS

Updated: Dec 2,2015 7:58 AM     english.gov.cn

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong (3rd L) attends a symposium during an inspection of work on prevention and treatment of AIDS at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Shijingshan District in Beijing, Dec 1, 2015.[Photo/Xinhua]

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong inspected prevention and treatment measures to combat AIDS at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Shijingshan district in Beijing on Dec 1.

Liu visited patients at the center and talked with medical experts, doctors and volunteers. She said the government and society should provide more assistance to AIDS patients and the infected in both their work and daily life to strengthen their confidence in fighting AIDS.

Liu pointed out that great progress has been made in response to HIV/AIDS in China, with effective service networks, efficient control and safeguarding measures, and the full implementation of comprehensive measures combining disease prevention, drug control and poverty alleviation. However, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is still serious and more efforts should be made in fighting it.

Liu said priority should be placed on prevention together with efforts to cut off sources of infection and reduce new cases.

“Intervention should be enhanced to contain the spread of HIV in key areas and populations. Major scientific and technological programs should be strengthened to improve the capacity of service delivery and ensure timely access of patients to effective treatment,” she added.

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong (2nd R) shakes hands with a consulter during an inspection of work on prevention and treatment of AIDS at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Shijingshan District in Beijing, Dec 1, 2015.[Photo/Xinhua]

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