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CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update
CHINA: October AIDS Walk Launched in BeijingExternal Web Site Policy
By Zhang Yue
July 8, 2013
China Daily (Africa) External Web Site Policy, (07.05.2013)

Representatives of the China Population Welfare Foundation, UNAIDS China Office, and civil organizations attended a ceremony in Sanlitun, Beijing, on July 4, at which they announced plans for an AIDS walk to raise funds. Movie star Xu Qing also attended the ceremony as ambassador for the event, which attracted 120 hikers in 2012. The walk will take place October 13 on the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall in Hebei province. According to Guy Taylor of the UNAIDS China Office, the event will combat discrimination against patients and help raise public awareness about HIV/AIDS. Applications for the event and information are available online.