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  1. Call for doctors to declare HIV status exaggerates risk of disease transmission

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I am saddened by the call from a local concern group last month for the declaration of one's HIV status to be made mandatory in the health care profession. The call was made in the wake of the suicide of a young HIV-infected doctor. I am reminded of Hong Kong dentist Mike Sinclair, who declared his HIV-positive status in 1992, an incident that found its way to news ...

  2. Deadly virus eases its grip

    Posted Aug 05th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Creative activities help spread the HIV/Aids message among young Cambodians, writes Jonathan Powell A group of Hong Kong secondary students saw how Cambodia is working to end the spread of HIV/Aids through youth-oriented programmes in the capital city, Phnom Penh. Before 1991, HIV/Aids was not an issue in Cambodia. But a few years later, the country was experiencing ...

  3. Aids test law a step in wrong direction

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong health authorities do not compel people to identify themselves when voluntarily arranging an HIV test, an approach widely endorsed by HIV/Aids experts as crucial to tackling ... today thanks to enlightened policies of education, counselling and safe-sex practices that prevent infection, or advances in early drug treatment of HIV that delays the onset of Aids. Yet ...

  4. A forceful response to all threats- except for Aids

    Posted Aug 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... measures. Ironically, the airline security alert has drawn attention to a disaster among us that is worsening daily, yet is not given the same attention- the HIV/Aids epidemic. The initial ... and activists from 132 countries continue to arrive in the host city, Toronto. It is 25 years since the first reported cases of human immuno-deficiency virus, or HIV. Since the beginning ...

  5. Coalitions gain trust of authorities

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... campaigns will only be tolerated if they have a clearly defined and non-threatening focus. The international Global Business Coalition on HIV/Aids (GBS), for example, hosted a joint summit ... organisations and the authorities share the coalition's goal of Aids prevention and control. Under GBS' remit, a number of foreign companies play an increasingly active role in HIV ...

  6. We are running out of time to help China's Aids orphans

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not know was that both her parents were dying of Aids after contracting HIV while selling blood. They died earlier this year, leaving Fang Fang and her younger sister behind. The younger girl has since also been diagnosed HIV-positive. Having lost her parents to Aids, Fang Fang will soon lose her only sibling to the virus, becoming the only survivor in her family. According to the China ...

  7. Aids activists hail win for mainland expose

    Posted Feb 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Chinese activists hope the Oscar win for a documentary about the plight of HIV/Aids orphans in a mainland village will raise global concern for the under-exposed national ... a year recording the lives and discrimination faced by a group of children orphaned by and infected with the disease in the Anhui village of Yingzhou. The HIV/Aids epidemic spread through illegal ...

  8. What you can do

    Posted Oct 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... concerns about your HIV status, or that of your partner, get tested. Equip yourself with knowledge www.csu.med.cuhk.edu.hk/hkaids/sjhiv The website of St John's Cathedral HIV education centre, ... on this year's International Aids Conference. www.who.int/topics/hiv_infections/en/ World Health Organisation website. Helplines HKAF Aids helpline 25130513 Red Ribbon Aids hotline 27802211 Aids Concern ...

  9. Self-help the best help for living with Aids

    Posted Mar 11th 2007, 12:00am by Justin Moresco

    ... Justin Moresco in Accra Juliana Brobbey thought she was 'no longer human' when she learned in 2004 that she was HIV positive. In her West African country of Ghana, the stigma ... by the time she arrived at an HIV/Aids support group in Ghana's capital, Accra. But at the group she found camaraderie and hope and was persuaded to seek medical help. 'Now I take ARVs ...

  10. Blood, sweat & fears

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'They couldn't use water as it wouldn't mix properly.' A lot of people got something else entirely: they contracted HIV. And the release of Yan's novel Ding Village Dream ... Yan's novel is the first to show how entire villages in the 1990s grew rich off dealing in HIV-infected blood. There is no way of knowing how many people developed Aids as the result of blood ...




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