September 13, 2004
The Chinese news Web site sina.com reported on Friday that almost 10 percent of the 280,000 people who sold blood in Henan province in the 1980s and 1990s are HIV-positive. The new figure, taken from a government report, is almost double the previous estimate of 14,500 infections reported by the province. Experts, however, say as many as 1 million people may have been infected by the program.
Agence France Presse