Global Fund Assists Guangxi In Anti-AIDs Programs

February 26, 2009 | Print | Email Email | Comments | Category: Health




Global Fund will provide assistance to 27 AIDS prevention programs in Guangxi this year to encourage grassroot and non-governmental organizations to participate in anti-AIDS campaigns.

It is understood that the sixth round of the Global Fund AIDS project will invest more than CNY1 million this year to fund 27 anti-AIDS programs in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, all of which are targeted at grassroot and non-governmental organizations. It is reported by local media that in Beihai, a volunteers association will run a program focusing on prostitution; in Nanning, the folk organization Biyunhu Community will work to set up an online network for homosexual male AIDS prevention; and in Liuzhou, a group called Xiao Shulin aims to offer care to children affected by HIV AIDS.

Prostitutes, drug users and homosexuals are said to be the main transmitters of HIV AIDS. In its anti-AIDS campaigns, the government needs to intervene in the behavior of these groups of people, but they are often trying to hide from the government's oversight. As a result, the grass-roots and non-government organizations will play a major role in accessing to these people who are vulnerable to HIV/AIDs.

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