November #86 : Wan Free! - by Danielle Zielinski

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Special Report: Takin' It to the Street

Special Report: Dangerous Council

Special Report: New Enemies List...

...And a Few Allies?

Magical Math

Tot Trials

Wan Free!

Talking Turkey

Faster, Pussycat, Die, Die!

Abbott On The Spot

IV in Vain:

Prison Plus:

Ahoy, New Meds Ahead!

Face It:

Vile Bodies:

Deep Kissing in the Deep South

Lip Service

Milestones:

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Mailbox

Curiosity Thrills This Cat

Special Report:A Declaration of War



Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

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Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

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November 2002

Wan Free!

by Danielle Zielinski

While it's no secret that China's AIDS epidemic is exploding -- the UN estimates as many as 10 million cases by 2010 -- Chinese officials are still working their Great Wall of Silence. In a late-August twist, they detained the nation's leading AIDS activist, Wan Yanhai, for leaking "state secrets." The Aihzi (AIDS) Action Project leader had publicized his research into Henan Province's notorious blood trade -- on which many officials illegally profited and an estimated one million Chinese were infected. Human-rights and AIDS activists worldwide stumped for his release; the Global Fund even threatened to withhold grant money. Wan 'fessed up to posting incriminating classified info online, and the pressure paid off: He was freed September 20 after four weeks, a mere wrinkle in time for a political prisoner in China.




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