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HIV/AIDS cases among people aged 15 to 24 in China [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2014-4-27 18:09:37 |Display all floors
From an article excert

School condom sales spark row         By MA LIE in Xi'an  (China Daily) Updated:  2014-04-26 04:17

China has seen an increase in the number of HIV/AIDS cases among people aged 15 to 24 in recent years.
In 2008, the country reported 482 HIV/AIDS cases involving people in that age group, but the number rose to 1,387 in 2012, according to the National Center for AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Disease Control and Prevention.
The latest policy has triggered controversy in Xi'an.
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Parents fear that a decision by health authorities in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, allowing middle schools to sell condoms on campus will promote teenage sex. The move has been made to curb an increase in HIV/AIDS cases.

"The decision was made by the provincial government after in-depth research and careful studies," said Ma Guanghui, director of the Shaanxi provincial health and family planning committee's disease control office.

China has seen an increase in the number of HIV/AIDS cases among people aged 15 to 24 in recent years.
In 2008, the country reported 482 HIV/AIDS cases involving people in that age group, but the number rose to 1,387 in 2012, according to the National Center for AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Disease Control and Prevention.
The latest policy has triggered controversy in Xi'an.


A woman in the city surnamed Wu, whose son will enter junior high school in September, said, "It is not suitable to sell condoms in middle schools."
But another Xi'an resident surnamed Xie, whose son is a third grader at a junior high school, supported the measure.
"I think it is necessary to protect students from sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy, because sex is not rare among high school students nowadays," Xie said.
Liu Ling, deputy director of Shaanxi provincial health and family planning committee, said AIDS prevention and control work is at a critical stage in the province. Shaanxi has set a target for new HIV infections to fall by 25 percent by the end of 2015, compared with the level in 2010.
Selling condoms in middle schools is part of the effort to achieve this target, Liu added.
AIDS prevention education would also be improved in schools and anti-AIDS courses added to the curriculum, he said.
Shan Juan contributed to this story.
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The Chinese report: the supermarket in that school sell condoms. (at first I thought they sell condoms separately)



A system that cannot nip greed in the bud, this system becomes the breeding ground of crime.

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Post time 2014-4-27 18:11:58 |Display all floors
I'm curious. How many cases among 15 to 17 y/o HIV/AIDS from sex transmission in China?
A system that cannot nip greed in the bud, this system becomes the breeding ground of crime.

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Post time 2014-4-28 08:58:53 |Display all floors
Gulping it with a pint of salt
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This post was edited by WhiteBear at 2014-4-28 04:50

Education seems to be the critical factor.
Education, but NOT the "standard cartoon movies" that are very "shallow" and sometimes suggest that it is "curable" if You go to the doctors.
Some persons who starts adult life, work, and lives far from home ... sometimes don't know the simpliest MEDICAL facts about HIV transmission (but "knows the facts from the village teacher" - please take no offence, but many of average teachers in small villages are not educated in this field).
Condoms for the teenagers? PARENTS should provide it if necessary. Shool - only as a secondary source (when the parents don't want to talk about the sex before a "marriagable time").

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This post was edited by shengshi at 2014-5-7 11:09
WhiteBear Post time: 2014-4-28 11:50
Education seems to be the critical factor.
Education, but NOT the "standard cartoon movies" that ar ...

Yes, education including teaching students be careful to meet people from internet.
A 15 y/o boy went to another city to spend holidays with a young man he met on internet. At the end, the boy infested with HIV. He said he didn't know /expect sex between male at the beginning.
At first I thought teens HIV cases in China involved with female prostitutes. How come young boys and girls lovers got that.
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