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寄语:为创造一个更宽容和和谐的社会努力 

央视国际 (2005年04月05日 15:02)


  HIV/AIDS is more than a medical disaster. It is hurting households, slowing economic growth, and robbing countries of invaluable human talent and ingenuity. However, there is cause for hope. HIV infection is preventable. And medications now exist that can provide highly effective treatment.

  In China, HIV case reports indicate that the HIV/AIDS epidemic is spreading into the general population. There is emerging evidence that the proportion of sexually transmitted HIV infections is increasing and the proportion of female HIV cases has increased considerably in recent years. The response to HIV/AIDS in China is now at a crucial stage.

  The cooperation between CCTV.com and the United Nations Theme Group on HIV/AIDS in China is a joint effort to establish a platform to provide recent and up-to-date information on HIV prevention and AIDS care to the general public. The purpose is to get people to participate in HIV prevention and AIDS care activities, increase the awareness of AIDS, promote communication and effective exchange of information between the government, NGOs, the private sector and individuals, and reduce the stigmatization and discrimination of people living with AIDS. HIV is not a death sentence. But silence about HIV and AIDS can be one. As UNAIDS Country Coordinator, I would like to encourage everyone to speak out about HIV and AIDS to create a more accepting and harmonious society for everyone, including people with AIDS.

                                                              Joel Rehnstrom

                                                              UNAIDS Country Coordinator

                                                              March 28, 2005

  艾滋病不仅仅是一个医学灾难。它的流行正在摧毁着家庭、阻碍经济的发展病蹂躏着个国极为宝贵的人力资源和精神财富。然而,我们仍有理由满怀希望,艾滋病是可以预防的,同时当今的医学还可以提供非常有效的治疗。

  中国的艾滋病正由高危人群向一般人群传播。新的证据显示近年来经行传播途径感染的比例有所上升,女性感染者的比例有较大幅度的上升。中国控制艾滋病正处在一个关键时期。

  央视国际与联合国艾滋病中国专题工作组及时合作,在CCTV.com上开辟了艾滋病专题栏目。旨在为公众提供最新信息和信息交流的平台,吸引公众积极参与, 促进政府、非政府组织、私营部门、个人进行有效的信息沟通和交流、共享,提高科学知识知晓率、减少对艾滋病病毒感染者和病人的歧视。做为联合国艾滋病规划署国家协调员, 我在此鼓励大家充分利用这个平台,交换信息、发表看法,为每一个人,包括艾滋病病毒感染者和病人,创造一个更宽容和和谐的社会。

                                                              联合国艾滋病规划署国家协调员

                                                              雷若舟博士

                                                              2005年3月28日

责编:吴晓洋  来源:CCTV.com

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