According to a UN AIDS report released last year, almost seven percent of 780,000 Chinese AIDS patients were infeted by blood donors or transmission recipients, two-third were infected with sexual transmission and a quarter had this disease by injecting drugs.
The AIDS patients are subjected to a widespread stigma and discrimination in the country, particularly while applying for jobs where medical certificate is required. Liu Yige, project officer, Beijing Aizhixing Legal institute says: “If hospitals can't ensure patient's confidentiality, those who are at greatest risk of HIV will not go to the hospital, even if their condition deteriorates and if they show even severe symptoms, they don't go get checked out.”
Many people in china with HIV choose to keep their illness a secret. But Ximei was determined not to remain silent, even though she is a girl. She started to support AIDS patients and educated people that HIV will not pass through casual contacts. As the toll of HIV is raising in china, she is fighting for their justice and support.
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