An estimated 780,000 people are living with HIV in China. 90% of those people need treatment but aren’t getting it.
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. With AIDS Care China (and previously Alliance China) we have supported over 100 groups and networks of people living with HIV, sex workers, men who have sex with men, and people who inject drugs.
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.