Barriers to AIDS Treatment
For Children in China
myself. They say that I should fight to my last breath, and that they will treat my
illness until their last penny is gone." -- Xiao Liu, 1996-2009
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The Story of Xiao Liu
While in Beijing last summer, an Asia Catalyst researcher met Xiao Liu, a 13 year old boy living with AIDS. On January 2, 2009, after a long and brave struggle by both him and his family, Xiao Liu died of heart failure. Read more about his story.
Panel discussion at NYU School of Law
Asia Catalyst hosted a panel at
Panelists included Asia Catalyst's executive director Meg Davis, lead researcher and report author Lauren Burke, Ken Legins of UNICEF, and Joanne Csete of the Mailman School of Health at Columbia University. Our moderator was Jerome A. Cohen of NYU School of Law, a leading expert on rule of law in China. Video of the event is available here.
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Words and Images from the Children
"My leg doesn’t feel like itself, my arm won’t move on its own. I get a fever and I become light-headed, I get headaches, my neck is sore and heavy, I am in pain in every inch of my body, there is not a single place that feels OK."
"My grandmother told me. At that time, I was in a lot of terrible pain, when she told me I had this sickness. I really didn’t know what to say. I had heard that once you were infected with this illness, if you didn’t take medication you would pass on, you would die… I was really afraid."
-Xiao Liu, HIV positive boy from Henan
-Qing Bao, HIV positive girl in Yunnan, describing her hopes for herself