Completed Programs

President Bill Clinton with China’s AIDS ambassador Pu Cunxin and David Ho.

Since its creation in 2003, CAI’s partner organizations have completed successful programs in four primary areas: Advocacy, Professional Training, Antiretroviral Treatment, and Orphans and Vulnerable Children.


AIDS Summit

Top to bottom: President Clinton embraces HIV sufferer Song Pengfei; Premier Wen Jiabao visiting AIDS patients at Ditan Hospital, Beijing; Public service announcements featuring Magic Johnson and Yao Ming; Yao Ming and Pu Cunxin in CAI’s second poster campaign.

The China AIDS Summit, CAI’s first advocacy activity, took place in Beijing in November 2003 after more than a year of planning by ADARC and Tsinghua University. The Summit gave Bill Clinton a platform to deliver powerful messages on HIV awareness and prevention directly to the Chinese public via television, internet, newspapers, and radio. President Clinton’s dramatic embrace of an HIV+ activist raised consciousness throughout China and helped build political will among senior leaders for a stronger national response, which began in December 2003.

Public Service Announcements and National Poster Campaign

In 2004, CAI and the National Basketball Association enlisted China’s most famous athlete, Yao Ming, and HIV+ superstar Magic Johnson, to contribute their time to film a series of public service announcements (PSAs). The PSAs have been widely promoted, playing on national and local channels, trains and buses, and in high and middle schools.

CAI developed a national poster campaign featuring Yao Ming and Magic Johnson to convey prevention and anti-stigma messages. The campaign targeted rural populations that are difficult to access via television and the web. Posters showing the NBA superstars eating together, playing ball and celebrating were disseminated nationwide.

Media Training on HIV/AIDS

CAI supported a series of media training workshops organized by Tsinghua University, to give journalists and editors knowledge and skills to inform the public about HIV/AIDS. Workshops took place all over China, and in 2006 a group of Chinese health reporters traveled to Toronto to cover the XVI International AIDS Conference.

National AIDS Hotline

In 2004 CAI helped China’s Ministry of Health prepare a strategic plan for a unified national infectious disease and emergency response hotline, with HIV/AIDS as its focus. A team supported by CAI visited the US to learn about the most advanced technology and software for call centers, training approaches for front line responders, and management systems.

Public Policy Training

Prof. Jing Jun, Director of Tsinghua University’s AIDS Policy Research Center, at a CAI event.

CAI partner Tsinghua University organized with Harvard University a series of public policy workshops for officials charged with managing China’s front-line response to HIV/AIDS. This in-service training provides decision-makers intensive exposure to national and international best practices in prevention, treatment and care, galvanizing local officials to translate the central government’s directives into informed, responsive practices.

Regional Campaigns

CAI committees in Hong Kong, California and New York have organized several successful events to raise funds for future programs, and as importantly raise awareness among community leaders. Yao Ming’s appearance at CAI’s 2005 Hong Kong gala was especially noteworthy because it captured the attention of millions of vulnerable youth and engaged business and government leaders in the fight against AIDS.

CAI volunteers mobilize to reverse the epidemic in California, New York and Hong Kong.
Yao Ming at CAI’s 2005 Hong Kong gala.

Professional Training

AIDS Research Centers

In 2003 CAI and ADARC helped the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) establish the AIDS Research Center (ARC), whose mission is to create a coordinating center within CAMS to direct China’s research and treatment efforts in HIV/AIDS. CAMS and ADARC have collaborated on numerous professional training projects. With help from ADARC, the ARC has pursued three main areas of training to build the health system’s capacity to respond to the AIDS epidemic, especially in rural areas. CAI has also helped establish AIDS research centers at Tsinghua University in Beijing and at Hong Kong University.

Nationwide Physicians Training

Dr. Cao Yunzhen led CAI’s physicians training program.

The ARC has been a pioneer in training physicians at rural hospitals to care for and treat patients living with HIV and AIDS. When the government announced its free treatment program in 2003, only a handful of doctors in China had experience with antiretroviral therapy. More limiting than access to drugs was the lack of qualified medical and technical personnel to deliver care and treatment, especially in rural areas where the need is greatest. CAI developed a physician’s network that reaches across China and applied an innovative training curriculum that focuses less on theory and more on practical, clinical experience. A number of provincial and municipal hospitals initiated their treatment programs as a direct result.

HIV/Hepatitis C Co-Infection Training

The high prevalence of HIV and hepatitis C virus co-infection poses enormous challenges to medical practitioners in China. The two diseases share modes of transmission from injection drug use, contaminated blood products, and sexual contact. With technical assistance from ADARC, CAMS’ AIDS Research Center has developed a specialized curriculum to give health care professionals the tools to respond: up to date medical information, and training in blood collection and laboratory techniques.


With training from ADARC, the ARC set up an Institutional Review Board (IRB) including doctors, sociologists, public health practitioners, and bioethicists to protect human subjects in its programs. The IRB has been registered and approved by the U.S. Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) in the Department of Health & Human Services. The ARC is also promoting Community Advisory Boards to encourage communication among HIV+ members of the community and healthcare workers, local leaders/policymakers, law enforcement, religious leaders, the media and NGOs, and to enhance community understanding of the ethical dimensions of treatment and care for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Antiretroviral Treatment

pMTCT-Plus Program

Mr. & Mrs. Tony Yeung, CAI supporters, visit a pediatric treatment and care site.

In 2005 CAI launched a diagnosis and treatment initiative to prevent Mother-To-Child Transmission (pMTCT) while simultaneously providing antiretroviral therapy for the mother (the “+” in MTCT-Plus.) CAI mobilized experts from overseas and within China to introduce this model of care and treatment. In 2005 the program was piloted in Hubei province, with a team of trainers from Columbia, Yale, and ADARC in collaboration with Wuhan University and Hubei health authorities. CAI is expanding this model to Yunnan, with the goal of rapidly implementing the protocol that provides both treatment for the mother and prophylaxis for the baby, systematic application of which can decrease MTCT from 33% to below 2%.

Antiviral Regimen Trials

ADARC worked closely with the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) to conduct studies that have established its AIDS Research Center as one of the leading clinical research institutes in China working on HIV/AIDS. To date the ARC has conducted seven clinical trials of antiretroviral regimens, with ADARC providing technical input. Recent research is focused on defining the drug resistant profiles in Chinese patients.

Molecular Epidemiology Studies

ADARC and CAMS also collaborated on several molecular epidemiology studies, in cooperation with the Yunnan Center for Disease Control, Wuhan University, and Henan Bureau of Health. It is clear from these studies that multiple subtypes of HIV and genotypes of Hepatitis C virus have already been introduced into China, primarily from bordering countries. Multiple recombinant forms between various subtypes have also been identified. Increasing prevalence of multiple subtypes will raise the possibility of inter-subtype recombination, posing further difficulties for future treatment and vaccine studies.

These programs build on ADARC’s work to establish China’s first antiretroviral treatment program in partnership with the Yunnan Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, initiated in 2003 for 80 patients in Kunming with Dr. Zhou Zengquan and Dr. Lu Lin.

Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Dr. David Ho and CAI supporters visit AIDS orphans in the countryside.

Compassionate Care

Although CAI focuses on preventing transmission of the virus from mother to child, we cannot forget those children who are already affected or infected by HIV.

From 2006–2009 we supported Fuyang AIDS Orphans Salvation Association (FAOSA), a unique community-based organization that serves over 500 orphans and vulnerable children in Anhui and Henan. The organization provides financial, educational, and psychosocial support to the children and their caregivers. For HIV+ children, FAOSA helps manage their medical care, ensuring routine check ups and laboratory tests and educating caregivers about the importance of helping children adhere to their complex drug regimens.

In 2007 ADARC supported Brandeis University to develop a community-based program that trains lay counselors to address the depression that overwhelms many children impacted by HIV. Initial results of the program are promising, with a measurable decrease in anxiety among participants.

Art classes at Fuyang AIDS Orphan Salvation Association.

ADARC helped build a community center to house programs serving orphans and vulnerable children in Longchuan County, Yunnan, and also supported monthly group activities there. In addition, ADARC provided donated drugs for a young girl who was the first documented case of mother-to-child transmission in Yunnan.



自2003年中国艾滋病防治行动创建以来,其伙伴组织在四个主要领域:倡导,专业培训,抗逆转录病毒治疗和关注孤儿和弱势儿童,已成功地完成了以下计划 。



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2003年11月,由艾伦戴蒙德艾滋病研究中心和清华大学经过一年的筹备, 在北京成功地举行了中国艾滋病高峰会议,是中国艾滋病防治行动的第一次倡导活动。美国前总统克林顿在高峰会议上通过电视,互联网,报纸和无线电直接向中国观众传递了艾滋病的存在和预防上的信息。克林顿总统在讲台上拥抱一位艾滋病患者,这一举动在中国引起了极大的反响,并促使中国高阶层领导人从2003年12月开始,对艾滋病的蔓延做出了强有力的回应。



中国艾滋病防治行动开展了以姚明和魔术师约翰逊做宣传的国内海报活动 ,教育广大民众如何预防艾滋病,不要歧视艾滋病患者。广告活动主要针对乡村地区的不能收看电视、上不了互联网的民众。,主题是这俩位篮球明星在一起吃饭,打篮球和交谈,广告已发行到全国。


中国艾滋病防治行动资助清华大学举办的一系列媒体培训,目的是加深新闻记者和编辑对艾滋病的理解和如何利用媒体报道艾滋病,并在全国各地举行了研讨会。 于2006年,资助众多报导中国健康新闻的记者,参加了在多伦多举办的第十六届国际艾滋病会议,使他们领略了不可多得的实践经验。







中国艾滋病防治行动委员会,在香港,加利福尼亚州和纽约为未来的预防艾滋病项目,已成功地组织了几次筹款活动,它在中国南方和香港引起了很大的反响。 2005年,中国篮球明星姚明参加了香港筹款盛会,他的出现使千百万易受感染艾滋病的青少年意识到艾滋病病毒的存在,调动了企业家和政府领导积极参与艾滋病抗争活动。











在艾伦戴蒙德艾滋病研究中心的培训下,中国医学科学院艾滋病研究所建立了研究所审查委员会,专门保护参加国内和国际的艾滋病研究人员。并已在美国人类服务卫生署的人类研究保护办事处注册并受其保护。研究所审查委员会的人员包括:医生,社会工作者,公共卫生工作人员和生物伦理学家。艾滋病研究所也促进社区咨询委员会, 鼓励艾滋病患者与医护人员,地方领导/政策制定者,法制人员,宗教人士,媒体和非政府组织的交流,加深社会公众对艾滋病毒/艾滋病治疗护理所涉及的内容,质量及道德方面的理解。








艾伦戴蒙德艾滋病研究中心与中国医学科学院合作,进行多个分子生物学流行性研究 ,合作伙伴包括:云南省疾病预防控制中心,武汉大学,河南省卫生厅。研究结果显示多种不同艾滋病病毒亚型和不同丙肝病毒基因型从周边国家传入中国。艾滋病毒基因型变得更加复杂。由不同亚型病毒重组产生的多种重组病毒陆续被发现。不同亚型病毒的重组可能性还会增加,将使治疗和疫苗研究工作更加困难。

艾伦戴蒙德艾滋病研究中心在这些程序的基础上,与云南省疾病控制预防中心,建立中国第一个抗逆转录病毒治疗的计划, 2003年在昆明由周曾全医生和陆林医生开始治疗80例。