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  1. A Guangzhou gynaecologist helps HIV-positive women give birth to normal, healthy babies

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Xuan Qingshan spoke to Fiona Tam Guangzhou gynaecologist Xuan Qingshan , 44, has helped more than 30 HIV-positive women have babies in the past nine years as a doctor at Guangzhou's Women and Children's Hospital. He shares the fears and joys of his work. When and why did you start helping HIV-positive, expectant mothers? I started helping HIV-positive expectant mothers ...

  2. HIV spreads among Beijing's gays

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The transmission of HIV among homosexuals in Beijing is more commonplace than through sex workers, the capital's disease control centre said yesterday. Up to 5 per cent ... did not give exact figures or past records, but it is understood the number of homosexual HIV carriers in Beijing is on the rise. Professor He attributed the increase of HIV transmission among ...

  3. Reaching out to the HIV positive

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland is thought to have about 700,000 HIV-positive people. Many of them are poor and have the disease because they lacked education about prevention. Now they have it, they cannot afford treatment. Many years ago, if you were HIV positive, it was a death sentence. Today, there are treatments that allow HIV-positive people to live rich, longer lives. But in order ...

  4. Anguish over fate of detained HIV patients

    Posted Apr 14th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Families of a group of HIV patients in Shahe, Hebei province, are desperate for news of their loved ones a week after the patients were detained for petitioning Premier Wen Jiabao over their plight during his tour of the city this month. More than a dozen HIV patients and their families converged on the Shahe Hotel, where Mr Wen was believed to be staying, early ...

  5. HIV/Aids cases on rise in those considered 'low risk', study finds

    Posted Oct 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li HIV/Aids is spreading from high-risk groups to the general public on the mainland, with women accounting for 35 per cent of cases in Yunnan province , a research paper ... the mainland regions hardest hit by HIV/Aids due to endemic drug abuse. The report by the province's Centre for Disease Control added that the cumulative HIV/Aids caseload rose gradually from 1989 ...

  6. HIV among HK gays could hit level in Thailand, doctor warns

    Posted Sep 17th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Prevalence of HIV among Hong Kong homosexuals had topped 4 per cent and could reach Thailand's level of more than 30 per cent by 2020 if nothing was done, a doctor warned. There were 121 new HIV cases in April to June, bringing to 3,822 the number of people with HIV. Fifteen developed Aids in the period, taking the number of Aids cases to 966. Sexual ...

  7. Homosexual sex in the spotlight as HIV sees highest annual rise

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Hong Kong reported 414 new HIV cases last year, the most in any year since surveillance began and 11 per cent more than in 2006, when there were 373 cases. The new cases bring the total number of HIV cases recorded in the city since 1984 to 3,612, of whom 934 have developed Aids. Department of Health consultant Wong Ka-hing said transmission through homosexual ...

  8. Yao Ming, Bill Clinton, David Ho honoured by HKU for HIV roles

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... to HIV/Aids advocacy, among other work. Yao will receive a doctorate in social science, Mr Clinton a doctorate in law and Dr Ho a doctorate in science. The university said Yao had made an outstanding contribution to fighting the social and cultural stigma associated with HIV/Aids with his positive attitude and participation in prevention and treatment. It said the national basketball team member ...

  9. Homosexuals high-risk group as HIV cases rise

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong The number of HIV infections in Hong Kong continues to rise, with the Health Department reporting 89 new cases in the first quarter of this year, along with 17 new cases of Aids. The new cases brought the number of people with HIV infections to 3,701 and the number of confirmed Aids cases to 951. Of the new HIV cases recorded between January and March, 70 were men ...

  10. Hong Kong Brownies learn how to prevent graft, HIV infection

    Posted Oct 05th 2008, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... modes of transmission of HIV and how to say no to drugs and alcohol. A bit taxing on a Sunday? Well, you wouldn't make a very good Hong Kong Brownie Guide. Brownies - young girls ... should name the three modes of transmission of HIV. 'I'm not sure it is necessary for a seven-to-10-year-old to know this,' said Ms Bishop. 'If my eight-year-old can answer ...




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