A public health approach to rapid scale-up of free antiretroviral treatment in China: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
篇首： China's rapidly evolving HIV/AIDS epidemic calls for a dramatic expansion of both prevention and treatment services.1,2 Official state media recently reported that for the first time, in 2008, HIV/AIDS became China's leading cause of death among infectious diseases.3 Estimates from the Ministry of Health indicate that around 700 000 people were living with HIV and 85 000 people had AIDS in 2007.4 Initially, HIV-1 infection was confined primarily to certain high-risk populations such as injection drug users (IDU) along drug-trafficking routes, and former plasma donors (FPD) in rural communities in east-central China.1,5-7 Now, however,HIV prevalence is increasing among female sex workers (FSW) and men who have sex with men (MSM).4,8 It is estimated that in 2008, approximately 45% of new HIV cases in China were attributed to heterosexual transmission and 12% to MSM; the proportion of women infected has also doubled in the past decade.
|作 者||Marc Bulterys；Sten H. Vermund；Ray Y. Chen；Chin-Yih Ou|
|刊 名||中华医学杂志（英文版） 2009年122卷11期 1352-1355页|
|英文期刊名||CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL|
|关键词||antiretroviral therapy China human immunodeficiency virus drug resistance universal access|