Chinese students show a handmade red rib

Chinese students show a handmade red ribbon one day ahead of the the World AIDS Day, at a school in Hanshan, east China’s Anhui province on November 30, 2009. China warned in a notice for World AIDS Day that homosexual transmission of the disease was gaining pace and called for health authorities nationwide to step up prevention work. China’s health ministry estimates that at the end of 2009, 740,000 people were living with HIV in the country of 1.3 billion, and the latest data shows that 48,000 were infected this year, according to UNAIDS. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)