An estimated 780,000 people are living with HIV in China, according to UNAIDS data. Though China has put more patients on antiretroviral therapy over the past decade, thousands of people living with HIV still cannot access treatment.

Furthermore, the epidemic disproportionately affects marginalised and often criminalised groups including people who inject drugs, sex workers and men who have sex with men.

We have worked in China for the last decade, supporting the national response to HIV by strengthening community organisations with the financing and tools they need to fight HIV.

Last year, Aids Care China reached 25,000 adults and children with HIV care and support services, and over 12,000 with counselling and testing services. They contributed 15% of state targets to get people living with HIV onto antiretrovial treatment in three provinces where the prevalence rate is 90%.

Aids Care China works with injecting drug users as part of the Community Action on Harm Reduction programme, which works with injecting drug users, their partners and children in China, India, Indonesia, Kenya and Malaysia.

© Kevin Sare for the Alliance