New HIV/AIDS Infections Surged 15% in China in 2014

In 2014, China reported 104,000 new HIV/AIDS infections, an almost 15% increase from 2013. Although this is a substantial escalation, China still has a lower infection rate than the United States-- nearly half a million people in China are living with HIV or AIDS compared to the 1.2 million HIV positive individuals in the United States in a population a quarter of the size of China's. Regardless of the comparison, the surge in new infections highlights the need for China to do more, starting with addressing the stigma and promoting sexual education. This need is especially apparent due to the significant rise in infection rates among China's youth. Follow the link below to see the full article.