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Patent drug costs come under scrutiny as China looks to improve HIV treatment

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Spurred by the number of HIV carriers and AIDS patients in the country topping an estimated 780,000 by the end of 2011, China is to invest Yuan70 billion ($11 billion) by 2015 in the control of the disease, according to a new five-year plan released by the central government.

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