CDC denies rumors about treatment of foreign HIV/AIDS patients

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/02/06
By: Chen Wei-ting and Lilian Wu

Taipei, Feb. 6 (CNA) Most foreign nationals with HIV/AIDS do not meet the stringent conditions enforced by Taiwan’s health insurance system to receive treatment, an official at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Monday.

CDC Deputy Director-General Philip Lo (羅一鈞) said that foreign nationals seeking treatment for HIV/AIDS in Taiwan have to meet five conditions, amid rumors being spread online that since Feb. 4, all HIV/AIDS patients are entitled to treatment in Taiwan.

The group spreading the “false news” urged members of the public to call the health minister, legislative speaker or premier to oppose the provision of such coverage.

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