Young gay men at the frontline of AIDS prevention in China

HIV testing kits are seen in a vending machine in a university in ChengduYoung gay men are the frontline of China's battle to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, with new cases in the group increasing fourfold, one of the fastest rates of any segment of the population. More than 2,300 students between 15 and 24 tested positive for HIV/AIDS in the first nine months of this year, according to data from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDCP) that was cited by the official Xinhua News Agency late on Wednesday. By the end of September, more than 654,000 people were living with HIV/AIDS in China, Xinhua said.

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