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The United Nations estimates that one million Chinese are infected with HIV (the virus that causes AIDS).





In a report on "The Impact of AIDS" the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division) estimates that the number of people infected with HIV has reached one million in China (and six million in India). They also expect that prior to 2025 AIDS will be causing 18 million additional deaths in China (and 31 million more deaths in India).



United Nations (2004): The impact of AIDS. New York (Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, ST/ESA/SER.A/229)

Bates, Gill / Chang, Jennifer / Palmer, Sarah (2002): China's HIV crisis. In: Foreign Affairs, Vol. 81, No. 2, 96-110

Merli, Giovanna M. / Hertog, Sara / Wang, Bo / Li, Jing (2004): Modeling the spread of HIV/AIDS in China. Madison, WI, Center for Demography and Ecology, University of Wisconsin, CDE Working Paper No. 2004-14


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