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Open Access Commentary

Controlling HIV sexual transmission: a major challenge for China’s new leadership

Shibo Jiang1*, Weihua Li2 and Lu Lu1

Author Affiliations

1 Key Laboratory of Medical Molecular Virology of Ministries of Education and Health, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

2 Shanghai Institute of Planned Parenthood Research, WHO Collaborating Center for Research in Human Reproduction, Shanghai, China

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Cell & Bioscience 2013, 3:17  doi:10.1186/2045-3701-3-17

Published: 19 March 2013

Abstract

China’s new leadership has been on board recently and they will face a great challenge, how to control the spread of HIVAIDS in China. Recent studies have shown that sexual transmission has become the main route of HIV spread in China. Therefore, more strong and effective measures have to be taken to protect people from HIV infection via sexual transmission in order to reduce the mortality and morbidity of HIV infection and AIDS in China.