March 15, 2007
Chinese Activist is a Vital Voice
Chinese AIDS activist and gynecologist Dr. Gao Yaojie, 80, received a Vital Voices Global Partnership "Global Leadership Award" in Washington, DC yesterday, after being released from house arrest in
China due to international pressure. In the mid-nineties, Dr. Gao exposed the
HIV epidemic in China's rural Henan Province caused by the sharing of needles
at blood banks and via transfusions throughout the region.
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