Former President Clinton Visits HIV-Positive People in China Who Are Receiving Antiretrovirals Through His Foundation
Former President Clinton on Thursday met with HIV-positive patients in two regions in China who are receiving antiretroviral drugs provided by the Clinton Foundation, Xinhuanet reports. In Zhengzhou, the capital of central China's Henan province, Clinton met with eight HIV-positive children who are part of a group of 83 children in the province receiving treatment provided by the foundation. Nationwide about 200 HIV-positive children are receiving treatment through the Clinton Foundation (Xinhuanet , 9/9). Clinton then traveled to Kunming, the capital of southwest China's Yunnan province, where he visited local hospitals and HIV/AIDS treatment centers and had dinner with patients living with the disease (Xinhuanet , 9/9). Clinton's visit is meant to highlight the progress of a three-year program that began in June and aims to provide care and treatment to HIV-positive people at several sites in Yunnan province (Clinton Foundation release, 9/7). Clinton said the projects are "going on very well" (Xinhuanet , 9/9).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.