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Special Feature: Chinese Society Confronted with AIDS

"Mobilising the community"

Modality and Ambiguities of HIV Carriers' Participation in China's Fight Against AIDS
Yuvany Gnep
p. 8-15


This article analyses the emergence of new forms of social mobilisation against HIV/AIDS in China. The central authorities’ engagement and the opening to international aid have allowed people living with HIV/AIDS to take part in anti-AIDS activities. The imperatives of participative development and the history of anti-AIDS militancy stemming from a global dynamic favour HIV carriers’ quest for a democratic say despite the semi-authoritarian context.

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Bibliographical reference

Yuvany Gnep, « "Mobilising the community" », China Perspectives, 2009/1 | 2009, 8-15.

Electronic reference

Yuvany Gnep, « "Mobilising the community" », China Perspectives [Online], 2009/1 | 2009, Online since 01 April 2011, connection on 20 June 2018. URL :

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About the author

Yuvany Gnep

Ph.D candidate in Anthropology at the University of Aix-Marseille III and Renmin University, Beijing, as well as a member of the IRD-PUMC/CAMS project.

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