Under severe lack of social and family support, AIDS victims in China suffer and struggle helplessly in their last years of life.
Phoenix TV have interviewed different HIV victims in China, and expose to you the current situation of AIDS under the lens.
Episode 1 Blood Donation Disaster
In Zhang Da Zhuang, a small village in Henan, many impoverished farmers went for paid blood donation in the early 1990s. However, due to low hygienic supervision, most of them were found being HIV-infected later. Now, AIDS deaths have spread in this place. Zhang Da Zhuang has become synonymous to the AIDS village. In face of prejudices, the villagers are gradually cut off from the outside world. The AIDS victims of this place live helplessly amidst the lone and pain.
Episode 2 Drug Disaster
Liangshan, where locates in Sichuan Province, is haunted by drug abuse and AIDS. What makes the locals start taking drugs and eventually contract AIDS? We reveal their psychological stages from recognizing being HIV-infected to facing their approaching deaths.
Episode 3 Dignity
Besides the torture of physical and mental weariness, the AIDS/HIV victims suffer from the social pressure and discriminations at the same time. When fear and uncertainty have overwhelmed their lives, how are they going to stand up for their dignity? We bring about the victims’ stories of struggling for a foothold in society.
Episode 4 Redemption
In present China, high AIDS death toll, rising number of orphans and social discriminations become one of the top concerns in China. In order to remedy the dire situation, the government has started to promote methadone maintenance to control drug abuse. Meanwhile, the authorities keep strengthening hygienic supervision of blood donation to reduce HIV transmission. Non-government organizations have set up community centers to provide AIDS orphans free education, accommodations and meals. Various parties in society have shown their solidarity and support in fighting against AIDS.