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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

    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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    1,000 gay men from Hong Kong and China wanted to trial anti-HIV jab

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 03:47am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Thousand gays needed for trial of anti-HIV jab A top Aids research team may try to recruit about 1,000 at-risk men from Hong Kong and the mainland for clinical trials of an injection to prevent HIV infection. If it goes ahead as planned next year, the project by the Aaron Diamond Aids Research Centre in New York will be the first HIV-prevention clinical ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HIV carriers at risk if they don't follow anti-Aids drug regime, experts warn

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 06:14am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Faithful adherence to antiretroviral drug regime by HIV carriers is essential to keep the deadly disease at bay, researchers warn Battle against Aids still fierce It is World Aids Day today and while the disease may not arouse the fear it did a few decades ago thanks to the development of antiretroviral therapy, it remains a death sentence for many. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Guinea confirms epidemic that has killed 34 is deadly Ebola virus

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:53am by AFP

    ... or unprotected handling of contaminated corpses. Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said it would strengthen its team of 24 doctors, nurses, logisticians and experts in hygiene ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Scientists are closing in on drugs that may stop the deadly Ebola virus

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:56am by Bloomberg

    ... the Aids-causing virus that also jumped from animals to humans in Africa, had spawned dozens of approved drugs and a US$14 billion market, the small number of Ebola cases was a deterrent for big drug ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Number of reported HIV cases in Hong Kong increases 9pc

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:46am by LO WEI

    ... number by injecting drugs. Causes of 21 per cent of cases went undetermined. Andrew Chidgey, chief executive of the non-government organisation Aids Concern, said many people with HIV had told ... for tests every six to 12 months. Without treatment to repress the virus, it is estimated that about half of those infected will go on to develop Aids in 10 years. For those who receive treatment, ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Failure of HIV vaccine trial leaves 'a test gap of several years'

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the body. "The virus is a very elusive foe," said Wayne Koff, chief scientific officer at the International Aids Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). About 34 million people are infected with HIV worldwide, and Aids has killed 30 million people since the epidemic began 30 years ago. The vaccine field has fallen short of expectations since 1984, when Margaret Heckler, who ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Aids activists call on Henan to release petitioners

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Four remain in police detention after invoking premier's name in protest against Henan's failure to help those affected by disease Aids activists demand release of petitioners Rights groups and Aids activists have appealed to Henan's provincial government for the release of at least four people with HIV/Aids who were detained during ...




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