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China orders hospitals to treat HIV/AIDS patients

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China has banned health institutions from withholding care to people with HIV/AIDS after an outcry over a cancer patient with the disease who was denied treatment, state media reported. 

AIDS activists gather to form a red ribbon, to mark World's AIDS day in Zhengzhou, central China's Henan province. China has banned health institutions from withholding care to people with HIV/AIDS after an outcry over a cancer patient with the disease who was denied treatment.

The Ministry of Health issued a memo Friday ordering authorities to take steps to guarantee the right to medical treatment for people with the disease, according to the official Xinhua news agency.

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