An estimated 780,000 people are living with HIV in China. 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 alone, Aids Care China reached 36,000 people living with HIV to ensure that they started the treatment they need to live healthy lives.

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