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  1. Comment - Blogs

    World AIDS Day comes early this year for hardened Henan activists

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 08:18am by John Kennedy

    ... will include overseeing HIV prevention, inherited the tradition begun by Wen Jiabao of meeting annually with AIDS groups to mark World AIDS Day, was attended by many activists from Henan province. According to longtime AIDS activist Hu Jia, some of those present have carried their grievances since Li's tenure as a top Communist Party and government official in Henan in the late 1990s ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Poor let down by lack of access to legal services

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by DENNIS KWOK

    ... Dennis Kwok Dennis Kwok says an independent legal aid authority is long overdue Poor being let down by lack of access to court services Justice cannot be upheld if citizens do not have ... the right to legal advice and access to courts. Legal aid is a service that the modern state owes to its citizens who cannot afford private legal services. After all, the state is responsible ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Marked increase in Aids cases seen in second quarter

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 04:48pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... hospitals and clinics (31 cases) and the Department of Health’s Aids Unit (26 cases). Thirty new cases of Aids were reported this quarter, bringing to 1,311 the total number of confirmed cases reported since 1985. Forty-three per cent of the new Aids cases were related to homosexual contact and 50 per cent were attributed to heterosexual contact. HIV is the cause of Aids, which ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Li Keqiang's meeting with NGOs injects new life into HIV/Aids fight

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Aids Day, the mainland's NGO community was abuzz over a meeting that premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang called with representatives from grass-roots HIV/Aids prevention groups. It rekindled fresh hope for the fight against the epidemic but Aids activists and academics have said the central government needs to do more to bring all parties on board if it was serious about containing ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health

    How to help someone survive

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Professor Yu Cheuk-man, head of Prince of Wales Hospital's Division of Cardiology, says the first three minutes after the heart stops beating is the critical period. Most people who die of sudden death fail to get promp ...

  6. Lifestyle - Cityseen

    (BELVEDERE)RED vodka unveiled in fight against Aids

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by Charley Lanyon

    ... Charley Lanyon charley.lanyon@scmp.com Music and vodka to celebrate the global fight against Aids In the midst of this year's Clockenflap music festival, a small crowd gathered at Belvedere Vodka's VIP tent for something more serious. December 1 was not just the first day of the festival, it was also World Aids Day. To contribute to the fight against the epidemic, ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Volunteer doctors give hope to mainland HIV/Aids patients

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Volunteer doctors give hope to HIV/Aids outcasts A group of doctors in Nanjing has volunteered to provide medical care to HIV/Aids patients who ... gynaecologist at Nanjing Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital, was one of the first doctors to sign up for the group. "We learned that HIV/Aids patients have difficulty accessing medical care ...

  8. News - China

    Chinese Aids study raises flag over drugs as prevention

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 09:01am by Agence France Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France Presse in Paris A Chinese study published on World Aids Day on Saturday says drugs used to curb HIV in infected people also help protect their uninfected partner, but far ... possibilities, will need further investigation.” The study coincided with World Aids Day, which marks a pandemic that last year claimed 1.7 million lives and led to 2.5 million new HIV infections, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ROAD TEST AIDS X-PERIENCE

    Experience HIV 'first hand' at Crossroads event

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by Catherine Shaw

    ... Catherine Shaw familypost@scmp.com I knew I had to talk to Alexandra, my 14-year-old daughter, about HIV/Aids, but had been putting it off, not knowing how to explain the issues correctly. Crossroad's Aids X-perience is a simulation of real-life situations that help others "step into the shoes" of those affected by HIV/Aids. Alexandra "walked" through the lives ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EQUALITY

    Mr Gay hopefuls vow to campaign for Aids awareness and against bullying

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... to prevent the spread of HIV/Aids." There were five contestants, one more than last year. Dickson Lau, the only Chinese contestant, said Hong Kong was becoming a more accepting place. "I ...




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