China Turns to Cartoons to Get AIDS Message Across
July 22, 2005
In a bid to reach a wide audience about the dangers of HIV/AIDS, China debuted a series of cartoons titled "Say No to AIDS, Care for and Cherish Life," China Daily reported Tuesday. The first episode, the 25-minute "Xiao Rong's Family," tells the story of girl who suffers from heart disease and whose only hope lies in the money her father earns by selling blood to an illegal dealer. The father unwittingly becomes infected with HIV and transmits the virus to his wife, who later gives birth to an HIV-positive baby boy. Xiao Rong remains uninfected but the family suffers discrimination at school, in the community and in the workplace. After a suicide attempt by one family member, local authorities offer free medication and financial help to Xiao Rong's parents and brother.
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