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  1. HIV expert advocates free testing, treatment

    Posted Dec 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan A prominent HIV expert has called on mainland officials to provide funding to medical centres for the free testing and treatment of prostitutes, saying that this is an efficient way to prevent the spread of the disease. Wu Zunyou, director of the National Centre for Aids/STD Control and Prevention, said free medical services for prostitutes would not only save ...

  2. Amid high HIV rate, officials seek repeal of law banning gay sex

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sex a crime, fearing it is fuelling the spread of Aids. The government's main Aids prevention agency has filed an affidavit in the Delhi High Court, supporting a request by an Aids activist group to scrap the law. The National Aids Control Organisation (Naco), part of India's Health Ministry, argues in the affidavit that the law creates a public health risk. 'So ...

  3. Aids alert on male sex workers

    Posted Jul 01st 2006, 12:00am by Cynthia Wan

    ... Cynthia Wan A lack of sex education and high rates of drug use mean male prostitutes in China have become the newest high-risk HIV/Aids transmission group, a health chief has warned. Wang Longde, deputy Minister of Health and head of the State Council's Aids working committee, said: 'There is a new high-risk group in China- male escorts providing sexual services to single ...

  4. Aids activist celebrates 10 years in your face

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Lauren Crothers

    ... Andrew Sun, additional reporting by Lauren Crothers For Aids Concern executive director Loretta Wong (pictured left), this Friday's Harley's Angels party at IFC's Red ... event features an open bar, dinner, entertainment, prizes and a biker-chic theme, as Aids Concern begins a new prevention and awareness drive. The dedicated activist is a first-hand example ...

  5. Growing number of Aids orphans threatens Malawi

    Posted Aug 10th 2006, 12:00am by Karen Palmer

    ... It is still early in the month, but Ms Nyanoungwe suspects the family is already out of money. The boys have been sent to beg. Aids has taken its deadly toll in Malawi, one of the world's 10 most ... orphaned by the disease is expected to swell to 18 million in the next five years. The first generation of children orphaned by Aids is now old enough to leave orphans of their own. 'There ...

  6. Ice place to beat the heat

    Posted Jul 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Celsius. St John Ambulance set up a first aid post nearby to treat hypothermia cases, but no one had sought help by 7pm. The exhibition is open from 10am to 10pm. The highest temperature recorded ...

  7. What today's charities want

    Posted Nov 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... We have divided this year's 27 beneficiaries into five themes and are introducing charities from each theme over the next week. Today we look at the issue of HIV/Aids, and focus on four charities working to help sufferers and raise awareness of the illness Chi Heng Foundation Based in Hong Kong, the foundation focuses on children on the mainland affected by Aids. Also ...

  8. The Event

    Posted Apr 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Event Hong Kong Lifeguards Grand Parade and Beach Games Championships Director of Fire Services, J.K. Kwok, opens the event featuring a parade (9.30am) and beach games (11am) with 350 participants in Lifesaving Teams aged eight to 13 and 14 and up. To ...

  9. Beijing daily sued for identifying Aids orphan

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin A guardian of a teenage orphan whose parents died of Aids in Henan is suing Beijing's China Times newspaper for publishing the girl's name and photograph. The lawsuit, lodged and accepted by Beijing's Chaoyang District People's Court yesterday, is believed to be the first to test the image and privacy rights of Aids orphans on the mainland. ...

  10. Advice for runners

    Posted Feb 11th 2006, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka Dr Carina Li yesterday urged all competitors to reveal their personal information on the back of their running cloths, saying it could save their life. The cloth has a box where runners are encouraged to enter their personal data, such as a ...




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