like Africa with AIDS scourge
`Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:52am ET
By Tan Ee Lyn
BEIJING (Reuters) - AIDS in China has spread beyond high risk groups such as injecting drug users, prostitutes and homosexuals and the country is becoming "like Africa" in how the virus is transmitted, a senior health official says.
"There are 190 new HIV infections every day (This is almost zero in a country with a population over 1 billion – so this figure may a typo and need a zero added at the end.) ... and one percent of all pregnant women in China are infected," said Hao Yang, deputy director general of the bureau of diseases prevention and control at the Ministry of Health.
In a country in which we have read that they kill all women babies because of the government’s long standing policy that families can only have 1 child and every family wants a man to succeed them and continue the family lineage -- A year ago ago we read of a population devoid of women and them men involving themselves in rampant gay sex – and the rise of HIV and AIDS in china. And a second plague released in that country because of their chronic shortage of women – was wide spread kidnapping of married women even in their 60’s as brides.
Now we read of a third woe in that land -- that the greatest majority of (these women is chronic short supply that are at child bearing age have now been infected with HIV /AIDS.
The population base in china particularly on the technical and manufacturing sectors is about to go into a steep dive – so that it appears that China is rotting and withering within. And will more than likely diminish as a threat in the coming decades as its population dies back at an unprecedented rate.
That is not to say that they pose a grave threat at the moment. So it appears that in this the population of Christians as they increase and their women and households are shielded from this plague will rise significantly as a percentage of china’s population base.
The Lord spoke that in China the Christians would become free to practice as the towns and provinces of Muslim over thrown increase -- and I see that these plagues and judgments against that , land and people are working towards that end.
"That is a very high percentage. It is a generalized epidemic," he told Reuters in an interview.
"We're now like Africa. Last year, we found that 48 percent of those who were newly infected contracted the disease from sex, (The 48 percent apparently being mostly women) so it's not a disease that afflicts only high-risk groups."
Africa has the world's highest number of HIV/AIDS sufferers and the virus is spread mostly through heterosexual sex. (Because the continued practice of men and women over there of having sex with multiple partners )
To combat the problem, it is now mandatory for all entertainment spots in China (These would be mostly in the cities) to make condoms available and methadone clinics have mushroomed all over the country to help Heroine addicts kick the habit. (Speaking of the Afghan poppy crop the largest in the world – and heroine being a major product of that crop.)
Hao said for China's 650,000 people living with AIDS, (These are only those who are under treatment – the number of unreported cases are probably much higher. We say that because a .05 percent of the population in china that was considered a grave national threat – in times past would have been quickly rounded up and executed. If this mumber is somewhere between 3-5 percent with its habitual promiscuity – the entire population is at risk – and the title and quotes in this article of aids in China making the nation like Africa make perfect sense. In Africa there has been a reported die back in most nations were aids is rampant of 30%
In China that would be 300,000,000 three hundred million But because of their chronic shortage of women it is hard to say what will likely occur.
All we can note here is that that it is completely uncharacteristic of china to speak over the counter of anything like this.
first-line drugs had managed to prolong lives but some sufferers were beginning to develop resistance -- partly because they are unaware of the importance of keeping to strict drug regimens.
The HIV virus mutates rapidly and patients who fail to take antiretroviral drugs in the right amounts or at the right time will soon develop resistance -- something that is happening all- too-frequently in China, activists say.
"So many patients are just taking the drugs haphazardly. Doctors have to spend time to explain to patients how crucial it is to keep to the regimens if they want to preserve their lives," said Meng Lin, an AIDS activist in Beijing.
He added that some 60 village doctors were gathered in Beijing this week to listen to the needs of people living with HIV at a forum organized by the World Health Organization.
People on HIV drugs tend to develop resistance after some years and would need "second line" medicines, but there are very few of such stronger medicines available in China.
Often, Chinese sufferers find themselves having to choose between putting up with the awful side effects of these drugs, or die.
"We have to prepare for this. We are now discussing with foreign companies. In a short time, we will sign some accords with these companies to bring in these drugs," Hao said.
Beijing was talking with companies such as Abbott and Gilead Sciences Inc. to bring in second line drugs, Hao said. Abbott Laboratories Inc. makes a key second-line drug called Kaletra.
Beijing and Abbott are now hammering out the price, which Hao said was still too high for China and he called on the company to pay heed to its "social responsibility".
Beijing provides free HIV drugs for its citizens, but non-government groups say only very few benefit from that policy.
HIV/AIDS became a major headache for China in the 1980s and 1990s, when hundreds of thousands of impoverished farmers became infected through botched blood-selling schemes.
Although this practice has since been stopped, it has left behind some 75,000 orphans, some of whom are also infected. (But these are all grown up now –and are now in the marriage pool) Those who aren't will probably live under a long, dark shadow of stigma for the rest of their lives. (This says that Chinese country folk do not socialize and marry those who’s family is known to have members with aids in it. – so this lends to many cases in these areas being kept unreported. Or they move to the cities.)