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WHO Experts to Visit Central China Province to Study Effect of SARS on AIDS Sufferers

May 8, 2003

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A spokesperson for the World Health Organization said today the organization will send experts to the central Chinese province Henan, where AIDS is widespread, to study how SARS might affect people with AIDS. The WHO team will go to Henan on May 14. "We don't know what SARS will do to people with AIDS," said WHO's Mangai Balasegaram. In some Henan villages, as many as half the adults were infected with HIV by an unsanitary blood-buying industry. The province has reported about a dozen SARS cases, but health experts worry that the number could rise as migrant workers leave Beijing and other hard-hit areas and return to their homes.

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