It is a shame that authorities in China are denying care to individuals with HIV and AIDS.
This egregious denial of medical therapy in mainstream hospitals is been permitted because of ignorance about the illness, as outlined by a study released by the United Nations’ International Labor Organization.
China, with 1.34 billion individuals, had 740,000 individuals that have contracted HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
One must remember, HIV/AIDS became a main problem for China in the nineteen nightie’s, when many thousands of hard working impoverished farmers became infected through tainted blood selling schemes.
The virus is presently spread in the country via sexual contact.
One HIV-positive man, recounted how he was denied hospital treatment for his back issue because of his HIV status in hospitals in Beijing.
He said, the physician stated many patients need surgery, and if other patients get infected, it is going to be an extremely poor reflection on the hospital.
It is not surprising, that in a country where discussing sex is frowned upon and not encouraged, persistent discrimination by healthcare workers indicates many sufferers are likely to steer clear of treatment.
The deputy director of the infectious illness department of the Beijing Hospital, confirmed China’s policy, of only treating individuals with HIV and AIDS at designated hospitals for the treatment of infectious diseases and this was one of the root causes for the discrimination.
This designated hospitals should be eliminated, stated the physician, who treats HIV infected patients.
When will the world’s most populated nation learn that, information is best when widely distributed as a guard against idiotic behaviour by health care workers paid to do a job, with the silent acquiescence of incompetent government officials.