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The Venerable Benkong, a monk at Grace Gratitude Buddhist Temple at New York’s Chinatown is helping the Chinese-American community to reduce the HIV/AIDS stigma by leading a project called ‘one teaches ten , ten teach a hundred.’ He is also teaching chanting and meditation to the patients. With 20 years of experience as an AIDS worker at San Francisco and South Africa, he thinks New York’s Chinatown and the Chinese American community is now facing the problems that the U.S. and South Africa faced in the past.