China Bars AIDS Doctor from U.S. for Award – Reuters

From the Reuters:

China has blocked an octogenarian doctor instrumental in exposing China’s crisis from collecting an award from a U.S.-based advocacy group, a fellow AIDS activist said on Monday.

Police barred Gao Yaojie from leaving her home in the central province of Henan, forcing her to miss her Sunday flight to Beijing where she was traveling to apply for her U.S. visa…

Gao, a retired physician, was among the first to expose ’s blood scandal in which millions sold blood to unsanitary, often state-run health clinics, making the province the epicenter of China’s AIDS problem.
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February 4, 2007 11:17 PM
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