Between mid-2003 and mid-2004, Science's Jon Cohen and photographer Malcolm Linton have reported extensively on the growth of the AIDS epidemic in Asia, and the responses of the diverse societies of that continent to the challenges presented by HIV. We've gathered together here a selection of Linton's images from that project (including many that did not appear in the pages of the magazine), along with Cohen's commentary on "the story behind the story." Images collected in shaded groups form a series of related stories.

To see the images and associated descriptions, just click on the thumbnails below. (A selection of these images can also be viewed as an online slide show.)


Myanmar


Hlaing Thayar

Hlaing Thayar

Hlaing Thayar

Hlaing Thayar


Hlaing Thayar

Yangon

Yangon

Yangon


Taunggyi

Taunggyi

Taunggyi

Mandalay

Vietnam


Lang Son

Lang Son

Lang Son

Lang Son

Cambodia


Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh

Thailand


Bangkok

Bangkok

Bangkok

Bangkok


Bangkok

Bangkok

Chiang Rai:
Akha Hill Tribe

Chiang Rai:
Akha Hill Tribe

China


Ruili

Wanding

Wanding

Kunming


Kunming:
Daytop Village

Kunming:
Daytop Village

Kunming:
Daytop Village

Kunming:
Daytop Village


Kunming

Kunming

Kunming

Yuxi


Pingxiang

Nanning

Hong Kong

Beijing


Beijing

Henan Province

Henan Province

Henan Province


Henan Province

Henan Province

Henan Province

Henan Province

India


Pune

Pune

Pune

Pune


Pune

Pune

Pune

Pune


Pune

Pune

Pune

Manipur


Manipur

Manipur

Manipur

Manipur


Manipur

Manipur

Manipur

Kolkata


Kolkata

Kolkata

Kolkata

New Delhi


New Delhi

Chennai

Chennai

Chennai


Chennai

Chennai:
Tambaram Hospital

Chennai:
Tambaram Hospital

Chennai:
Tambaram Hospital


Chennai:
Tambaram Hospital

Chennai:
Tambaram Hospital

Chennai:
Tambaram Hospital

Chennai:
Tambaram Hospital