Tag Archives: HIV

In China, HIV & HCV Transmission through Blood Continues

Dr. Wang Shuping writes on World Aids Day. I’m please to translate, and publish, her piece here. — Yaxue I am Wang Shuping, and, as a doctor and epidemics researcher, I was the one who first discovered Hepatitis C virus and HIV … Continue reading

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Dr. Wang Shuping: How I Discovered the HIV Epidemic and What Happened to Me Afterwards

It isn’t new. It’s the story of how tens of thousands ofimpoverishedvillagers and hospital patients were infected with HIV through contaminated blood in mid 1990s in Henan province, China. Entire villages and families were wiped out and many lives wrecked. … Continue reading

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AIDS in the countryside – How China struggles to control the epidemic

The other day I was discussing infectious diseases with a group of doctors. The question was relatively simple, “How do diseases spread?” They quickly offered: through coughing, sharing chopsticks, touching, mother to infant, and even mosquitoes. I continued, “those are … Continue reading

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