A Chinese woman with HIV was forced back to her home province after ceremonies in Beijing marking World AIDS Day, the second incident in a week in which local officials sought to quiet unflattering exposure about AIDS. Li Xige, who had taken part in AIDS awareness activities in the capital since late November, said she was escorted to her home in central Henan province on Dec. 2, and warned to stop talking or she would end up in jail. Henan was at the center of Chinese AIDS infections in the 1990s, when reckless blood-buying schemes and a lack of testing allowed the virus to spread to recipients of blood transfusions. (Reuters)

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