Gao Yaojie: Dissident doctor who exposed China's Aids epidemic, dies at 95

“After Dr. Gao failed to bring the problem of Aids spread by blood purchase stations to the attention of the Henan provincial government, she brought the story to a reporter for the New York Times,” said Professor Andrew Nathan at Columbia university, who helped her to settle in New York. “The story of the Henan blood-sales Aids epidemic (was) on the front page of the newspaper, and it became an international scandal, which then influenced the Chinese government to do something about it.”