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New HIV infections among children in Asia have fallen by over 25% in fifteen years thanks to improved HIV testing and treatment for pregnant women.
New HIV infections in China have increased by 14.8 percent in the last year alone, according to reports from Xinhua, the state-run Chinese newspaper. Wang Guoqiang, Deputy Director of the Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission, stated that despite China having a relatively small HIV epidemic, there are significant increases in new infections in certain areas, and among key populations, such as older people and young students.