The Blood Ties That Bind

Liu, Melinda; Ollivier, Stephanie
October 2002
Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);10/28/2002 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 140 Issue 18, p60
Discusses AIDS in China. Drug addicts in Ruili; Needle sharing; Mistaken belief that there is not an AIDS problem in China; Discovery of the first major HIV outbreak in China in Ruili during 1989; Estimate that 80 percent of the intravenous drug users in Ruili are HIV positive; Spread of the disease across China by tainted blood and unsafe sex; Infections throughout China; Warning from the United Nations Theme Group on HIV/AIDS in China that unless the government takes steps to control the disease, it could infect 10 million by 2010.


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