China Combating STDs with Education and Doctor Training

In an effort to stymie rising rates of sexually transmitted diseases throughout the country, Chinese authorities are increasing doctor and patient education programs. A recent study published in The Lancet Global Health found that patients who visited a doctor who had undergone specific training programs had a 38% lower chance of being infected with chlamydia or gonorrhea.

Rising diagnosis rates of STDs such as HIV/AIDs and syphilis are a cause of concern for Chinese authorities. In 2014, there were over 100,000 new reported cases of HIV in China, while curable diseases such as syphilis and gonorrhea are also reappearing throughout the country.