|Make no mistake; China's AIDS epidemic is growing.
Ms. Muslema Khan Bulon
AIDS cases were first identified in 1981,in the United States. Researchers have traced cases back to 1959. There are millions of diagnosed cases worldwide, but there is no cure. There are about thirty million people in the world who are currently infected with HIV. China is the world largest population country in the world. Potentiality, manpower & security were able to attract world famous investor. Many foreign investor, invest in here. So China plays an important role in the world markets.
By the way, AIDS epidemic is knocking the door. UNAIDS, WHO and Government, the study estimated that 650,000 people have HIV/AIDS in China, down from the government's 2003 estimate of 840,000 cases. The revision is due mainly to the earlier study's overestimation of the number of people infected through blood-buying schemes, said Deputy Health Minister Wang Longde.
The HIV/AIDS programme specialist Mr. Mohammad Khairul Alam said, “several social norms and immature behavior fueled of this disease to scatter rapidly. There are several social components link to develop this harmful situation. Poverty-behind to force it, Gender discrimination plays a vital role; Frustration & risk behavior help to sink humanity resulting infection. The link between poverty & gender discrimination are help to decline socio economic prosperity. This link creates several anti social poisonous issues also. Such as trafficking to prostitute, sell sex for earn or living, break down family norm to create frustration and driven drug point. We notice easily that Illiteracy is the main watchword of all circumstance. So it is not easy to remove it from the society, several programs & strategy are needed to gain sustainable position”.
UN officials said the new figure is more accurate than past estimates in part because more surveillance sites have been set up during the last two years. The figure is within an estimated range of 540,000-760,000 HIV/AIDS cases, UN officials said.
Of the 25,000 people who died of AIDS in China last year, 10,000 acquired their infections through blood-buying schemes, said the Health Ministry. The high mortality comes despite estimates that those infected through blood-buying, mostly poor farmers, comprise a small proportion of total AIDS cases in China.
"Make no mistake, China's AIDS epidemic is growing," said Hank Bekedam, WHO's chief China representative. "With an estimated 70,000 new infections in 2005, the epidemic here shows no signs of abating." "The new numbers should not mask the fact that HIV infections are on the rise. we fear the number of new infections this year will be even higher and this trend could continue in the future," Bekedam said.
The Rainbow Nari O Shishu Kallyan Foundation identified four major approaches in a groundbreaking study on spread out HIV in Asia. This study undertook by comparing of social-economic norm, family pattern, economic dependency, cause of mounting sex industries, gender discrimination status & global analysis fact. There are four factors that appear to play a crucial role in HIV transmission in Asian Countries: Injection/ intravenous drug use (By sharing needle), female sex work (Due to lack of safe sex knowledge), gender discrimination (which indirectly force females commercial or non-commercial sex), Same sex/ homosexually/ Hizra (Due to lack of HIV/AIDS information, because they act invisible in this society). Poverty & illiteracy fueled it proportionally.
About half the 70,000 new infections were sexually transmitted, while most others were acquired through intravenous drug use, the study said. The number of sexually transmitted cases exceeded the number of cases through IDU, worrying officials that the epidemic has moved into the general populace, and it has killed many people. So people need to be more aware and protect themselves so they don't become another statistic, because HIV and AIDS are serious, deadly, and they will be with us for a long time. There will not be a cure found anytime soon, but hopefully there will be a cure found. We have to think AIDS couldn’t backward the present development in China.
References: Agence France Presse, Rainbow Nari O Shishu Kallyan Foundation.