Country profiles on HIV/AIDS
China is categorized as having a concentrated HIV epidemic, though there are several different epidemic patterns within the country. The HIV epidemic started among people who inject drugs, and spread to other key populations. As of 2014, there were an estimated 810 000 people living with HIV in China. The main mode of transmission today is sexual with transmission among men who have sex with men, which is increasing rapidly.
All data from the databases below unless otherwise stated AIDSInfo. Geneva: UNAIDS http://aidsinfo.unaids.org Global AIDS response progress reporting [online database]. Geneva: https//aidsreportingtool.unaids.org/ Tuberculosis data [online database]. Geneva. World Health Organisation, 2015: http://www.who.int/tb/country/data/download/en/
Legend: ARV = antiretroviral ART = antiretroviral therapy FSW = female sex workers MSM = men who have sex with men PMTCT = prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV PLHIV = people living with HIV PWID = people who inject drugs VL = viral load