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Provinces Undermine Beijing’s Goals on AIDS

September 19, 2007

 By Maureen Fan
Washington Post Foreign Service
Wednesday, September 19, 2007; Page A16

MIANCHI, China — Twice a week, just after school lets out in this small county in Henan province, a 13-year-old girl with a short bob and wide smile holds her parents’ hands and walks two blocks down the street into the harsh fluorescent light of an emergency medical station.

There, she pulls back the waistband of her pants while a nurse dabs disinfectant, prepares a syringe and gives the girl’s right buttock a quick jab. “It doesn’t hurt,” the girl said after a recent visit. “I’m used to it.”

(The article is about how the provinces in China are somewhat behind in AIDS treatment and doctors have, in the past, refused to treat or been reluctant to treat AIDS.)

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