The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is an infectious virus that is primarily transmitted through certain body fluids and attacks the immune system. Patients with HIV have a weakened immune system that is more susceptible to other infections and diseases.


In 2017, 1.1 million people are living with HIV in China, with approximately 100,000 new infections in the same year. Without any cure for HIV and due to the inaccessibility to HIV medication, sharing unsterilized needles and social stigma surrounding HIV, HIV patient population in China is expected to grow to 1.73 million in 2025.