Take a moment to read this: BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | China's forgotten Aids victims
"The village of Shuang Miao in the far northeast corner of Henan is an unremarkable place.
Many local children have become orphans
Its tightly packed brick courtyard houses just like thousands of others across this vast plain. But Shuang Miao is stalked by death.
The "strange disease" is what the villagers call it.
No-one's bothered to tell them what it really is that's killing them - Aids. "