PRI’s ‘The World’ Reports on Chinese Authorities’, Advocates’ Actions To Fight AIDS
PRI's "The World" on Dec. 2 reported that although Chinese authorities "appear on board, at least in terms of observing" World AIDS Day, they are "still making it difficult" for HIV/AIDS advocates and nongovernmental organizations to fight the epidemic. PRI reports that as the number of HIV-positive people in China grows, many of those living with the virus are "beginning to organize themselves" and want to "pick up where the government is dragging its feet" in providing HIV testing, education, medication and counseling. The segment includes comments from Chinese AIDS advocate Wan Yanhai, who was detained by Chinese government officials after publicizing "state secrets" regarding blood-selling practices in Henan province (Couzin, "The World," PRI, 12/2).
The full segment is available in RealPlayer Audio online.