The Ministry of Health has said there are 650,000 HIV/AIDS cases, half of them among intravenous drug users, out of a nation of billion people.  (Although this overall estimate of HIV and AIDS cases was lowered in January 2006 – in a report put together by the Chinese government , the World Health Organisation and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) – from 840,000 to 650,000, officials say this reflected the use of different statistical methodology rather than a drop in the incidence.) Epidemiology experts have said that million is closer to the true figure.
Candidates who lack sufficient preparation in the social sciences, but whose academic record justifies consideration for eventual admission to the master's graduate program, must register for a qualifying year during which they are required to take courses to broaden their knowledge of sociology. Candidates must achieve a final grade of at least a B in these courses and an average in all courses of at least B+; in general, they must, in the opinion of the Department, have achieved sufficient preparation in the subject matter of sociology before they will be allowed to proceed with graduate work. All candidates are expected to have taken courses in statistics, research methods, and sociological theory at the undergraduate level.
Labelling is required. Irradiated foods must be labelled as either “treated with ionising radiation” or “irradiated”. At present Member States have their own national legislations. The Official Journal of the EU carries a table of Member States’ authorisations of food and food ingredients which may be treated with ionising radiation (OJC 283/5, 24 November 2009). A list of foods and food ingredients authorised for irradiation by EU member states has been published (EC 2003; http:///food/food/biosafety/
irradiation/comm_legisl_ ) . Member States may also maintain restrictions or bans on irradiated foods, in compliance with the rules of the Treaty, until the completed EU-wide list of products authorised for irradiation comes into force. The Scientific Committee for Foods (SCF) began drawing up an approved list of products to be established under Directive 1999/3/EC, which will replace any national list once it comes into force. At present the initial list contains only dried aromatic herbs, spices and seasonings. Labelling regulations specify no minimum quantity of any ingredient below which irradiation would not need to be declared, . any quantity of irradiated ingredient, however small, would have to be declared.