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China: HIV Infection

Volume 476: debated on Monday 19 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the government of China on tackling HIV/AIDS. (204330)

We have regular discussions with the Chinese authorities about HIV/AIDS. Through the Department for International Development (DFID), the Government are currently providing £30 million in support of HIV/AIDS work both to the Chinese government and also directly to seven provinces. HIV/AIDS work forms the largest part of DFID’s bilateral programme in China. DFID continues to exert its influence in shaping Chinese HIV and AIDS policy and strategy, and works very closely with the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, the World Health Organisation and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.