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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Gene therapy and new antiretroviral offer hope of better HIV treatment

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:37pm by GDN

    ... the way to tests on humans. There are pills to prevent the infection only if people take them every day. In the monkey study led by Dr David Ho from the Aaron Diamond Aids Research Centre in New ... of Hong Kong's Aids Institute, said members of Ho's team would visit the city this month to discuss whether human trials would be conducted in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Ho chairs ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Africa to get experimental drugs to fight Ebola fight as death toll passes 1,000

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 07:14pm by AFP

    ... were placed in quarantine in Sierra Leone. Watch: Chinese aid arrives in Ebola-hit Liberia Zhao Yanbo, the Chinese ambassador to Sierra Leone, would not say if the seven doctors and one nurse ... effects on two US aid workers- and sparked demands that it be made available in Africa- failed to save the priest. There is no available cure or vaccine for Ebola, but the use of experimental ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Anti-Aids group hands out free condoms to teach youth about safe sex

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 04:14am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Free condoms teach youth about safe sex Young clubbers can now get free condoms as part of an anti-Aids campaign that aims to promote safe sex among the youth. Condoms wrapped in cute, colourful packaging are distributed to party-goers by Aids Concern social workers, who visit the participating pubs once or twice a week. Aids Concern programme manager ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Canada patient showing Ebola-like symptoms is placed in isolation

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 02:48pm by AFP

    ... Nigeria declared a national emergency several hours after the World Health Organisation called the epidemic a global health crisis. But spokesmen for two key aid groups criticised international response, saying WHO is at least partly to blame WHO leaders "need to do a reality check and step up", Koen Henckaerts, a health expert at the European Commission's humanitarian aid ...

  5. News - China Insider - HEALTH

    Chinese prostitutes as young as 15 suffering high STD and abortion rates, study reveals

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:46pm by Chris Luo

    ... reported Southern Weekly. The survey helped lead researcher Zhang Xudong win the Women, Girls and HIV Investigator’s Prize at the Aids 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia which concluded last week, for “excellence in research that addresses girls related to HIV/Aids”. The study found that the prostitutes lacked proper sexual health-related knowledge. Some 70 per cent of those polled ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak will take ‘six months’ to bring under control, says MSF

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:13am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Medecins Sans Frontieres warns Ebola outbreak moving faster than medics can handle after WHO says extent of scale epidemic may be ‘vastly underestimated’ The Ebola outbreak that has claimed more than 1,000 lives in West Africa is moving faster than aid organisations can handle, the medical charity MSF said on Friday. The warning came a day after ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Atlanta's Emory University Hospital takes in first of two US Ebola victims

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:53am by MCT, Reuters

    ... Agencies in Atlanta, Georgia Unease among some as hospital takes in first of two Americans First Ebola victim arrives in the US The first of two American aid workers infected ... to the US, health officials have said bringing the aid workers into the country would not put the public at risk. The facility at Emory, set up with the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    HIV treatment should begin earlier, says UN health agency

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 01:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Geneva

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Nearly 10 million more people infected with the AIDS virus now meet medical standards for receiving HIV drugs, according to revised UN guidelines released ... the 32-year AIDS epidemic, they acknowledged. “Treating people with HIV earlier... can both keep them healthy and lowers the amount of virus in the blood, which reduces the risk of passing ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Aids day in Central brings understanding to disease

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Thousands gather in Central to promote reality of living with Aids and to fight discrimination Aids day brings understanding to disease Over 2,000 people from more than 30 organisations stood in the pouring rain to promote Aids prevention and anti-discrimination in Central yesterday. The 10th Aids Festival, organised by the St John's Cathedral ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola epidemic unlikely outside West Africa, says scientist who helped discover deadly virus

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 12:38pm

    ... and was previously executive director of the United Nations’ HIV/Aids programme UNAids. Even if someone carrying Ebola were to fly to Europe, the United States or another part of Africa, “I don’t think ...




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