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ISRN Immunology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 817478, 6 pages
Review Article

Overview of Achievements and Challenges of the Fight against AIDS in China

Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1380 Zhong Shan Xi Road, Shanghai 200336, China

Received 18 January 2012; Accepted 7 March 2012

Academic Editors: I. Mezzaroma, A. Taylor-Robinson, and A. Vyakarnam

Copyright © 2012 Laiyi Kang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The epidemic of HIV/AIDS exists in China from more than 26 years and is still at a low prevalence (<0.06%) on the global level. The purpose of this paper is to disclose the rational of how to keep the low rate through strenthening key strategies and comprehensive measures for prevention and control of the disease using collecting, reviewing, and analyzing surveillance data, special materials from publications, national meetings, symposiums, and forums, major research results as well as the personal experiences within the period of 1985–2011. In the meantime, the paper mentions that currently China is facing challenges and also going to carry out its actions concerning how to deal with the problems in order to respond to the UN CALL on “Getting to Zero”.