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Vice-premier highlights HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment

Updated: Dec 2,2016 7:37 AM     Xinhua

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong (4th L) visits the center for disease prevention and control of Chaoyang district in Beijing, Dec 1, 2016. Liu visited the center on Dec 1, World AIDS Day, and talked with medical personnel, volunteer groups, social organizations and representatives from international organizations.[Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — Vice-Premier Liu Yandong highlighted HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment, calling for winning the battle against the disease.

Liu visited the center for disease prevention and control of Chaoyang district, Beijing, on Dec 1, World AIDS Day, and talked with medical personnel, volunteer groups, social organizations and representatives from international organizations.

Liu called for proper prevention, intervention and treatment services, as well as implementing policy measures regarding blood tests, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, and medical assistance in order to minimize the spread of infection.

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong (L) shakes hands with a visitor at the center for disease prevention and control of Chaoyang district in Beijing, Dec 1, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

Public education needs to target at-risk groups and cater to the cognitive characteristics of different groups, Liu said, stressing a crackdown on new types of narcotics.

She also stressed research and development of vaccines and medicines to boost efficacy, and the elimination of discrimination against people living with HIV and AIDS to safeguard their dignity and legitimate rights and interests.

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