Rural HIV Carries in China Face Several Challenges

Fellows Fall 2006

By Jennifer Dunn

June 02, 2009

HIV/AIDS patients in China’s Heilongjiang province won a landmark court victory in December, and received the largest compensation yet awarded to the nation’s victims of HIV-contaminated blood transfusions. Human rights campaigners hail the case as an encouraging precedent for others in China who endure a similar fate. But complicated local bureaucracies and inconsistent execution of national directives obstruct many rural HIV carriers from the courts. Jennifer Dunn brings this story from a small mining town in Hebei Province, about one family’s struggle for livelihood and justice.

Listen to Dunn's report for Free Speech Radio News.