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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1456526/david-hos-aids-research-team-plans-china-and-hong-kong-trials-one
  7. News - China Insider - HEALTH

    Chinese prostitutes as young as 15 suffering high STD and abortion rates, study reveals

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:46pm by Chris Luo

    ... reported Southern Weekly. The survey helped lead researcher Zhang Xudong win the Women, Girls and HIV Investigator’s Prize at the Aids 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia which concluded last week, for “excellence in research that addresses girls related to HIV/Aids”. The study found that the prostitutes lacked proper sexual health-related knowledge. Some 70 per cent of those polled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1561169/chinese-prostitutes-young-15-years-old-suffering-high-std-and
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Living with HIV- and the stigma that goes with it

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 05:11am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Living with HIV- and the stigma that goes with it People infected with HIV feel stigmatised by their illness, local researchers have found. Chinese University and non-government organisation the Aids Concern Foundation recently interviewed 291 "people living with HIV"- people who are infected with the virus but leading a healthy life. It found that half ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1429939/living-hiv-and-stigma-goes-it
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Number of reported HIV cases in Hong Kong increases 9pc

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

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The 558 newly reported infections is highest annual figure ever, for third year running. Over half are the result of sexual contact between men Record rise in HIV cases, again Some 559 new cases of HIV infections were reported in Hong Kong last year- the highest annual figure since the first case was diagnosed in 1984 and the third yearly set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1434776/number-reported-hiv-cases-hong-kong-increases-9pc
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1272390/hiv-treatment-should-begin-earlier-says-un-health-agency

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