FOW031 - HIV Activism In China [EN]


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Sam’s academic background

HIV in China 06:33

  • SARS epidemic in 2003 moved the Chinese government to acknowledge the HIV issue in China
  • 3 causes: blood transfusions, drugs, sexual intercourse
  • blood shortage gave rise to intermediary agencies to help bring in blood donations, especially blood plasma — lack of regulation allowed unsanitary practices, which the government has since shut down
  • needle exchange programs: free sanitary needles for drug users
  • HIV awareness framed as a non-Chinese problem

HIV education and NGOs 21:00

Technological means of HIV prevention 29:35

  • capacity building
  • HIV prevention program through online community, supported by The Global Fund starting in 2007
  • 2012 saw the development of Blued, an app inspired by Grindr and Jack’d (which were only available to English-speaking users)
  • technology enabled a lighter framing of HIV issue
  • effectiveness of getting tested –> impact on HIV awareness
  • SESH group – social entrepreneurship to spur health
  • importance of working with communities

Stigma 47:20

  • late 1990s/early 2000s: kids born with HIV
  • ARV – antiretroviral drugs
  • legal cases where people were discriminated against in e.g. employment because of HIV
  • discrimination against HIV-positive patients at hospitals

Sex Ed 58:23

Closing Words 1:09:20

Photo: CC BY-NC 2.0 by psit (Flickr)

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