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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    HIV risk from doctors is 'extremely low'

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com A consultant tells coroner that the city has never had such a case HIV risk from doctors is 'extremely low' The risk of HIV-positive health care workers infecting patients is "extremely low", a health consultant said yesterday at an inquest into the death of a surgeon who had contracted HIV. Dr Wong Ka-hing, a consultant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1189377/hiv-risk-doctors-extremely-low
  2. News - Hong Kong

    Coroner recommends surgeons report injuries sustained during operations

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 05:20pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei The coroner’s court found on Wednesday that HIV-infected Dr Wong Ho-hing died of suicide in January last year. The 34-year-old doctor’s death was caused by injuries and not his HIV ... operations until the day before his death, none of his patients were found to be infected by the virus, the court heard. HIV could be transmitted through blood contact, which could occur if doctors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1189876/coroner-recommends-surgeons-report-injuries-sustained-during
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    'I could never give up on my HIV-positive son'

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by LO WEI

    ... on my HIV-positive son' Being a single father is not easy. Being a single father with an HIV-infected child is even harder. But when the father is unemployed and has to travel back ... A relative took care of the boy at first. But when the boy was diagnosed as HIV-positive at the age of two, Chan sensed the relative did not want to continue. After completing initial treatment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1530981/i-could-never-give-my-hiv-positive-son
  4. Lifestyle - Technology

    Short Science, January 20, 2013

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 03:11am

    ... Agencies ‘Kill switch’ found in HIV to attack virus An Australian scientist says he has found a way to turn the HIV virus against itself in human cells in the laboratory. David Harrich from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research said he modified a protein in HIV that normally helped the virus spread, into a “potent” inhibitor. The protein was introduced to immune ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1132002/technology-news-january-20-2013
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong sees peak in new HIV cases in year's first quarter

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:58pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Highest proportion of reported cases in 25 years, says health department Peak in new HIV cases in year's first quarter The number of new HIV cases in Hong Kong ... the first HIV case was diagnosed in 1984. "The MSM group has been in recent years and will be in the foreseeable future the biggest challenge in HIV control in Hong Kong," said Dr Wong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519856/more-half-new-hiv-cases-male-homosexual-contact
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HIV drugs help woman fulfil dream of becoming a mother

    Posted May 09th 2014, 03:36am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Medication allows woman to fulfil her dream of becoming a mother after it clears the virus, which can lead to Aids, from her bloodstream H.I.V. drugs granted woman ... carries the virus that can lead to Aids. It is not a conversation she is used to having: she has not even told her own mother about her condition in the decade since she was diagnosed with HIV ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1507581/hiv-drugs-help-woman-fulfil-dream-becoming-mother
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Number of new HIV cases among young Hongkongers trebles within a decade

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 11:37am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Call for better sex education as 'troubling' statistics show 20 to 29 age group made up almost 30pc of new cases last year H.I.V. cases in young treble in a decade The number of new cases of HIV among young people in Hong Kong has more than trebled over the last decade, the Department of Health says. The department’s latest statistics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1502385/new-hiv-patients-have-trebled-among-young-hongkongers-last-decade
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    First woman-to-woman HIV infection confirmed in United States

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 08:23pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune First woman-to-woman HIV infection confirmed The first confirmed case of a woman contracting HIV from another woman during sex has been reported by the Centres ... of the women was HIV-positive, the other was not. The woman who began the relationship HIV negative said it had been 10 years since she had had sex with a man. She did not use intravenous drugs, or get ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1448766/first-woman-woman-hiv-infection-confirmed-united-states
  9. Clinic settles case over HIV claims

    Posted Jun 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Action would have put blood system under scrutiny A Hebei blood collection centre accused of spreading HIV has settled its defamation case with a medical industry newspaper, ... on its reputation. The writ also said the report caused 'some chaos in the social order'. The centre said the article alleged that its blood products were tainted with HIV. It applied ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/505341/clinic-settles-case-over-hiv-claims
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Gene therapy and new antiretroviral offer hope of better HIV treatment

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

    ... for H.I.V. Two separate trials, involving gene therapy and the use of antiretroviral drugs, have shown promising results in the treatment of HIV. In its first clinical trial, the radical gene therapy treatment, using genetically modified cells resistant to the virus, raised patients' defences against HIV by replacing some of their natural immune cells with GM versions. Disease-resistant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1442054/gene-therapy-and-new-antiretroviral-offer-hope-better-hiv-treatment

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