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Human rights and HIV interventions in Chinese labour camps
  1. Richard Pearshouse,
  2. Joseph J Amon
  1. Health and Human Rights Division, Human Rights Watch, New York, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Joseph Amon, Health and Human Rights Division, Human Rights Watch, New York, NY 10118-3299, USA; amonj{at}hrw.org

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Yap et al1 suggest that China's labour camps for drug users present an opportunity to implement universal ‘test and treat’ programmes. They contend that such a step would be consistent with ‘humanitarian’ principles endorsed by The Global Fund and the World Bank.

Their recommendation is surprising and troubling. The paper cited to support this position (which we coauthored) is not …

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