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Summer camp brings hope to children with HIV (3)

By Shan Juan (China Daily)

13:27, August 31, 2012

But while waiting for a Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters ride at Hong Kong Disneyland, Along let Jiajia get in line first, with a brief smile.

The two children are now attending a local private elementary school and they're hiding their HIV-positive status.

"We've told them about how to protect themselves at school, like never talking about their disease in front of the teachers and schoolmates," Li said.

Jiajia enjoys her time there.

"I made many friends at school as my teacher told me that life would be easier and happier if I have a lot of good friends," said Jiajia.

Gao Jun, 11, from Fuyang, East China's Anhui province, is somewhat luckier. The freckle-faced boy, who likes to smile, is still popular at school though almost everyone there knows he has the disease, said Zhang Ying, headmaster of the welfare institution where Gao lives.

"I'm the class monitor and ranked fourth at the final-term examination," Gao said with obvious pride.

The boy was featured in the 2007 Oscar-winning documentary The Blood of Yingzhou District, which catapulted China's struggle to take care of AIDS-orphaned children to the spotlight.


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