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Issues Tank: AIDS in NYC's Chinese Community

by George Bodarky
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Manhattan's Chinatown
Francisco Daum, flickr

WFUV's Issues Tank Project explores health issues in NYC's immigrant communities.

The number of reported AIDS cases has declined among the white population in recent years, but research shows that it's increased for Asian-Americans. 

As part of WFUV's Issues Tank Project, George Bodarky looks into the issue. Listen to his report and interviews on the subject.

George talked with John Chin, professor at Hunter College in Urban Affairs and Planning. He conducts research on HIV/AIDS in Asian communities particularly in NYC.

Melanie Dulfo is program manager of Women and Youth at the Asian and Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV and AIDS.  She talked to George about the organization's work in helping prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS.

George also talked with Ben Kong, a buddhist monk who has worked in Chinatown for 8 years. Before that he worked in Malawi and South Africa as an AIDS worker and Chinese interpreter.

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Report Interview with John Chin Interview with Melanie Dulfo Interview with Ben Kong

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