Lesotho Aims To Increase HIV/AIDS

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Lesotho hopes to increase cooperation with China on HIV/AIDS treatment and other healthissues, Lesotho's ambassadorto Beijing,Anthony Thibeli, said on Wednesday, Xinhua/CRIEnglish.com reports. China'sfirst medical team to Lesothoarrived in 1997, and the second team arrived in 1999. A team of 15 Chinesedoctors currently is working in health care centers throughout Lesotho."Fifteen is a small number," Thibeli said, adding that Lesotho needs"more Chinese doctors to help us." Lesotho'sMinister of Health and Social Welfare last year visited China todiscuss cooperation between the two countries on the use of Chinese herbalmedicines as HIV/AIDS treatments, doctor training and telemedicine.

Lesothohas decreased its HIV/AIDS prevalence to an estimated 26% from 31%, largelybecause of efforts to increase voluntary HIV testing, as well as access tono-cost counseling and treatment for people living with the virus, according toThibeli (Xinhua/CRIEnglish.com, 1/23).

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