|©1999 Myrna Watanabe|
Meeting attendees at the Great Wall
This is the conundrum that is China: It is using cutting-edge technologies but clinging to the old ways. This, according to some, is the way China is facing its growing HIV epidemic, now estimated to have infected 400,000 people in this country of 1.3 billion.
The bumpy interface between the old and new Chinas was evident--even in mild ways--at China's first International AIDS Vaccine Workshop, held in Beijing with a subsequent field trip to Yunnan Province, Nov. 18-23, 1999....