Assistance for the AIDS Village in Henan

The AIDS epidemic is spreading rapidly in the lowest economic stratum of the Chinese society.  The desperately poor people often have no choice but to sell blood in order to support their families, and many of them contract the deadly disease through dirty needles.

Thin & High has been organizing visits to the AIDS Village in Henan to understand the issues, and we were shocked to find that only 1% of high school graduates in the Village are able to attend college.  We have been providing financial support to the AIDS families and helping to make higher education possible for their children.  Click here to read the media report of how Han Shuling, whose father died of AIDS and whose mother was HIV positive, was able to start college with the assistance of Thin & High.

In July 2010, Thin & High members attended the inaugural meeting of the China Red Ribbon Beijing Forum.  The goal of the Forum is to formulate recommendations for developing China’s AIDS response by promoting active participation of government and civil society organizations as well as relevant stakeholders in open discussions on topics related to HIV and rights.