A Clinic that offers gay men free AIDS checks and
treatment for sexually transmitted diseases opened in Beijing
The clinic provides gay men with a pay phone card
worth 50 yuan (US$6.25) as reimbursement for each trip they make to
the facility for a checkup, the Beijing News
But they first need to log on to the Website
(www.hivolunt.net) and fill up an application form, the report
said. Then workers at the clinic will arrange for an appointment
with the applicants.
The patient must be a gay man who is a permanent
Beijing resident or who can visit the clinic regularly for checks
and treatment, the newspaper said.
Checks for AIDS and STD, and treatment for STD are
free at the facility, the report said.
If a patient is found to have AIDS, the clinic will
help him join a national program of free AIDS treatment.
The clinic is in the Disease Prevention and Control
Center of Chaoyang District, a sponsor of the program initiated by
a local non-governmental AIDS intervention group.
The service will be expanded to other community
healthcare centers soon.
Daily October 27, 2006)