Alarmingly high rates of HIV among China’s youth

Young Chinese people living in urban areas have never had it so good. They have better access to education and healthcare services, and a higher quality of life overall. But authorities are alarmed by one statistic: rates of HIV among young people aged 15-19 have tripled over the past decade. While China’s youth have become increasingly liberal, sex education lags far behind. Meanwhile, a persistent stigma around homosexuality means gay men are particularly at risk. Our correspondents report.

by Antoine Vedeilhe , Katrina Yu
Source – France 24

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