AIDS Whistle-Blower

GUI XIEN

AIDS was the last thing Gui Xien expected to find in the remote peasant villages of China's Henan province. But when he visited there in 1999, as a favor to a fellow doctor whose patients were dying from a mysterious disease, it didn't take Gui long to make a diagnosis. The stories were all the same: first the husband would fall ill, then his wife, and after a few months, both would be dead, covered in sores and dark, wine-colored blotches. Gui had stumbled on a full-fledged AIDS epidemic, something he had only read about in medical journals. While in school,...

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