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  1. News - World - MEDICINE

    Monkey HIV drug-resistant within days, dampening hopes for Aids cure

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 09:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Monkey research dampens hopes for Aids cure The monkey version of HIV can take refuge from anti-Aids drugs within days of entering the body, a study said, dampening ... to research published in the journal Nature. The findings came just days after news that an American baby thought to have been cleared of HIV through a potent dose of antivirals given 30 hours after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557018/monkey-hiv-drug-resistant-within-days-dampening-hopes-aids-cure
  2. News - World - MEDICINE

    Baby girl thought to have been 'cured' of HIV has tested positive in relapse

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:34pm by AP, AFP

    ... of HIV, has seen her infection return – in a setback to hopes that very early treatment with powerful drugs might reverse the infection. The four-year-old girl was born in Mississippi in 2010 to an HIV-infected mother who was untreated during pregnancy. The child was given a potent dose of anti-retroviral medication 30 hours after birth, and tested positive for HIV. She was in remission for years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1551881/baby-girl-thought-have-been-cured-hiv-has-tested-positive-relapse
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. News - World

    Aids can be beaten worldwide by 2030, UN reports says

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:45am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London World has opportunity to end epidemic 'in every country' if it ramps up its response Aids can be beaten by 2030, UN reports says New HIV infections and deaths ... UNAids said in a global report issued ahead of an HIV/Aids conference in Melbourne next week. It said the number of people infected with HIV was stabilising at about 35 million worldwide. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555526/aids-can-be-beaten-worldwide-2030-un-reports-says
  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 - 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

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