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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:07 PM

China bans hospitals from turning away AIDS patients

Source: CBS News

November 23, 2012, 2:14 PM
China bans hospitals from turning away AIDS patients

BEIJING China's Health Ministry has banned hospitals from turning away patients infected with HIV/AIDS.

A circular issued by the ministry on Friday ordered health authorities at all level of government to guarantee treatment for HIV/AIDS sufferers.

The order covers both sufferers already known to have the condition and those whose infection is discovered while undergoing treatment. It requires authorities to ensure protective measures for health care professionals.
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It comes two days after Vice Premier Li Keqiang intervened to demand a hospital in the northeastern city of Tianjin provide treatment for a 25-year-old lung cancer patient after the man was turned away for being HIV-positive.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57553727/china-bans-hospitals-from-turning-away-aids-patients/

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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:36 PM

2. I thought health care professionals

were supposed to treat all patients with the same precautions, whether they have HIV or not. A patient who doesn't have HIV might have hepatitis or some other blood-borne pathogen. Treat all bodily fluid as though it were infectious.

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