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  1. Aids doesn't care whether you are gay or straight, black or white

    Posted Jun 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am writing in response to Peter Wei's veiled homophobic letter ('Homosexuals must face up to reality', June 10), as well as other recent ignorant letters. HIV/Aids is a chronic disease that affects more than just the small, mostly very aware, Hong Kong gay community. It is this view that people like to believe: HIV infection only happens to gay people, sex ...

  2. Rules relaxed for HIV carriers

    Posted Nov 13th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The mainland plans to relax rules barring HIV/Aids carriers from entering the country, a Health Ministry spokesman said. Mao Qunan said immigration regulations prohibiting HIV carriers from entering the country were being amended, as people now had better knowledge about the disease. He said the regulations that limit the entry of HIV carriers were earlier ...

  3. Migrants blamed for Beijing HIV/Aids surge

    Posted Nov 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The number of people in Beijing with HIV/Aids increased by a massive 53.7 per cent to 4,663 in the first 10 months of this year, it was reported yesterday. Migrant populations accounted for more than 75 per cent of new HIV/Aids infections in the capital, according to the Beijing Municipal Health Bureau. This underscored the daunting task of keeping track of the epidemic, ...

  4. Parties, drugs tied to spread of HIV

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Sex parties and use of soft drugs could have contributed to the spread of HIV among three clusters of Hong Kong men who have genetically linked infections, the Centre for Health Protection said. In its Communicable Diseases Watch e-newsletter released yesterday, the centre revealed findings of its investigations into three clusters of HIV cases involving 86 men ...

  5. 500,000 may not know they have HIV: UNAids

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Health ministry-UN report lifts estimates of people living with HIV/Aids to 700,000 Up to half a million mainland people living with HIV/Aids are not aware of their infections, according to a joint assessment of the HIV/Aids epidemic on the mainland. The report, published yesterday by the Ministry of Health in consultation with several international agencies including ...

  6. HIV-positive counsellor puts on a brave face to help others, but job takes its toll

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li in Beijing Just seven months into his new job as an HIV/Aids counsellor at the Beijing Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, the tiredness on Gao Fei's face gives away the wear and tear his new job has wreaked on him. Mr Gao, 42, is arguably the first full-time counsellor with HIV/Aids hired by mainland authorities to reach out to people living ...

  7. Alarm at HIV risk from men seeking sex across border

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... tested positive in the third quarter. This compared with 116 last year, according to latest statistics on HIV released by the Department of Health on Wednesday. The number of infections through ... the resurgence of MSM HIV infections is 'a global phenomenon', with Hong Kong and the mainland being affected as part of the regional trend. 'A changing pattern of risk behaviours and some ...

  8. Worries over third cluster of HIV cases

    Posted Aug 31st 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Record rise in infections with Aids virus rings alarm bells The discovery of a third cluster of HIV infections and the rapidly increasing number of new cases in the city ... new HIV cases between April and June- a record for new cases in a single quarter. The Centre for Health Protection found the eight Chinese men, aged 22 to 42, had an HIV infection with similar ...

  9. Drug failing to curb HIV

    Posted Dec 17th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The mainland's HIV/Aids epidemic could get rapidly worse because of the virus' growing resistance to first-line antiretroviral drugs, Hong Kong's top HIV researcher has warned. Chen Zhiwei, director of the newly opened Aids Institute, under University of Hong Kong's faculty of medicine, said initial findings found extensive drug resistance in HIV ...

  10. Beijing targets halving of HIV cases

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

    ... phase of its first HIV/Aids vaccine test. The first phase of the test was launched in March 2005 in Nanning, Guangxi, where 49 volunteers aged between 18 and 50 received vaccine injections. ... success in detecting HIV/Aids. Also under the outline, three to five Aids vaccine and drug-test centres, one or two animal-vaccine test centres and two to three Aids-medicine clinic research ...




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