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  1. Beijing targets halving of HIV cases

    Posted May 08th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi Vaccine development to top agenda to 2010 The mainland has spelled out science and technology plans to combat the country's Aids pandemic in a key document that vows to cut ... of Science and Technology, the research and development of Aids vaccines and treatments will top the ministry's work agenda until 2010. Two years ago, the central government ordered ...

  2. Letters

    Posted May 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... help. The Hong Kong Advisory Council on Aids wants the government to continue promoting condom use and hopes to raise the level to more than 80 per cent in the next five years among homosexuals. ...

  3. No buildings are sacred for this government

    Posted Jan 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the best in the world? MARKUS SHAW, Central HIV/Aids vigilance vital The letter by Chung To, head of the Chi Heng Foundation, about Aids orphans in central provinces and his urging that the public be vigilant to prevent HIV spreading, should act as a strong signal both to the mainland and Hong Kong governments. Fear of the virus is no excuse to cover up HIV/Aids or be slack about prevention. ...

  4. Art therapy an outlet for Aids orphans

    Posted Nov 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... is among a collection by 18 Aids orphans from Anhui province on show at a gallery in Wan Chai. It was painted by 13-year-old Xiao Yu, who often visits the graveyard where her father and several other family members who died of Aids years ago were buried. In text next to the painting, she says: 'Dad, grandma, grandpa, how are you all in another world?... I feel very sad whenever ...

  5. 140,000 orphaned by Aids, says Unicef

    Posted Jul 09th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Epidemic claims thousands of parents The mainland has an estimated 140,000 children who have lost at least one parent to Aids, but government efforts to give them ... parents to Aids- in line with the international definition of an Aids orphan. In 2005, quoting figures provided by the China Disease Control Centre, state media reported that 76,000 children ...

  6. Sex education raises Aids awareness

    Posted Feb 17th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... wakes up to the threat of a potential Aids crisis. In 2005, Hong Kong charity Children's Medical Foundation extended a successful peer education programme for HIV and Aids to six middle ... Foundation. 'I thought, 'Why don't we cater to the migrant population?'' Adult migrants are considered to be at high risk of Aids, given the number of single men or husbands ...

  7. Present set-up has good checks and balances system

    Posted Jul 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Your correspondents, Pierce Lam ('Legal aid move will help restore social context,' June 22) and Cynthia Sze ('Legal aid changes should ensure greater degree of transparency,' June 27) welcome the move to put the Legal Aid Department (LAD) under the purview of the Home Affairs Bureau. The main thrust of both letters increases my concern of transferring LAD ...

  8. 'Compensation' for Aids activist

    Posted Aug 28th 2007, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans Mainland Aids activist Gao Yaojie visited Hong Kong for the first time yesterday before heading to Manila to watch Chung To, the head and founder of the Chi Heng Foundation ... the award herself, just with four years' delay.' His foundation helps children who have lost one or both parents to Aids with schooling and university, nutrition and medicine. Dr Gao said ...

  9. Drug talks offer Aids patients hope

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Beijing is considering using international donations to provide free second-line drugs for Aids patients who have developed drug resistance, according to a leading official in the government's campaign to fight Aids. Hao Yang, vice-director of the Ministry of Health's Disease Control Department, said the plan would be feasible only if international ...

  10. Aids no bar to success

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... By Elaine Yau A group of children from Aids-affected families in central China had a rare opportunity to visit famous landmarks in Beijing last month. The trip, including tours of museums ... Kong-based charity dedicated to improving the well-being of Aids-affected children in China. The free trip was also a reward for the children's academic achievements in the face of adversity. ...




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