China HIV leak violates patients’ rights: WHO

China has a long history of ostracism of HIV/AIDS patients, making the disclosure particularly sensitiveA leak of HIV carriers' identities in China was a violation of their "fundamental right", the World Health Organization said, after reports that hundreds of infected people were approached by telephone swindlers. A total of 313 HIV-positive people have been contacted by callers claiming to be government officials offering financial allowances in exchange for their banking information, the Southern Weekly newspaper reported Monday, citing campaign group Baihualin. China has a long history of ostracism of HIV/AIDS patients, making the disclosure particularly sensitive.



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