[Polls] Campus condom machines are planned
2015-April-14 Source: Chinadaily.com.cn
Text Size: A A A | Print | Share by E-mail:

Health authorities plan to install condom vending machines on university campuses in Beijing this year to reduce the risk of infection among students, a key group affected by HIV/AIDS.

"We have communicated with the municipal education commission, and it is virtually certain that we can reach a consensus (on the issue)," health official XieHui said.

Xie, in charge of disease control and prevention at the Beijing Commission of Health and Family Planning, was speaking at a news conference.

Universities in the capital will also soon provide training sessions for new students on infectious diseases, which will focus on HIV/AIDS.

Xie did not say whether vending machine condoms will be free.

The Beijing commission also said in a report on Wednesday that health authorities in the city will explore ways this year to prevent HIV/AIDS being spread through sex in key groups at risk.

The number of reported HIV/AIDS cases in Beijing has continued to rise in recent years, reaching 18,635 by the end of October, according to the commission.

The number of newly reported HIV/AIDS cases in the capital in the first 10 months of last year was 2,932, a year-on-year increase of 21.3 percent. The figure included more than 100 students, the commission said.

Li Xin, an infectious disease expert at Beijing Ditan Hospital, said HIV infection among young people, including college students, has risen in recent years.

Li said many people, including some doctors, lack sufficient knowledge about HIV transmission. "I think the authorities need to improve publicity and education about HIV/AIDS," he added.

(If you want to take part in the vote, please scan the QR - Code in the bottom)

 

Editor: Steven
Related News
This site contains material from other media for content enrichment purpose only. The Southcn.com website do not endorse such content and do not bear the joint responsibility of their copyright infringement. The views expressed in written material posted to the bulletin boards of Southcn.com are those of the authors and/or publishers. The Southcn.com website does not endorse information products posted by organizations and individuals here. The originators of these information products are solely responsible for their content. For copyright infringement issues, you shall contact Southcn.com within thirty (30) days. Email: falv@southcn.com
Home | About Us | Contact Us | Southcn.com
www.newsgd.com registered number 020074 | ICP Certificate No.B2-20050252