Name of AAPI FigureDr. David Ho 何大一
What is the person’s Asian heritage or ethnicity?Chinese American
Area of InfluenceMedical Researcher
Date of birth or time period3-Nov-52
How did this individual make a contribution to their field or to society/culture at large?Dr. David Ho is known for an HIV/AIDS researcher, physician, and a virologist who has made a number of scientific contributions to the understanding and treatment of HIV/AIDS infection.
Why did you choose this person? What about their story speaks to you?I chose Dr. David Ho because he is very incredible by making the difficult and deadly disease of HIV/AIDS into a manageable disease. The red spots patients get when they have HIV/AIDS give me anxiety!
How does this person inspire you?Dr. David Ho inspires me because he amazingly transformed the deadly and difficult disease into a manageable disease and saved a lot of people’s lives. When I grow up, I also want to be like Dr. David Ho and save a lot of people’s lives.
What surprised you as you were learning about this person?Learning about Dr. David Ho surprised me because of how incredible he has been solving the case of the deadly disease HIV/AIDS.
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Submitted byAngelina Ding
City, StateLexington