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Gao Yaojie: Physician, Grandmother, and Whistleblower in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China presents a talk by Dr. Gao Yaojie, who will speak on her work in HIV/AIDs education, prevention, and treatment in China's Henan province.

When:
December 3, 2009 12:00am
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Senator Byron Dorgan, Chairman and Representative Sander Levin, Cochairman of the The Congressional-Executive Commission on China invite you to a roundtable discussion on "Gao Yaojie: Physician, Grandmother, and Whistleblower in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS"

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009

Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m.

At this CECC Roundtable, award-winning HIV/AIDS activist Dr. Gao Yaojie will give a first-hand account of her work in HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and treatment in Henan province, the epicenter of the 1990s HIV/AIDS epidemic in China. Dr. Gao has faced continual harassment for her work and has fled to the United States where she is seeking refuge. Have conditions improved for people living with HIV/AIDS in rural China since the 1990s blood scandal in Henan province? What role are the central and local governments playing in HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and treatment? What challenges do public health activists continue to face today?

CECC Roundtables are open to the public and no reservation is required.

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