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  1. Aids doesn't care whether you are gay or straight, black or white

    Posted Jun 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am writing in response to Peter Wei's veiled homophobic letter ('Homosexuals must face up to reality', June 10), as well as other recent ignorant letters. HIV/Aids is a chronic disease that affects more than just the small, mostly very aware, Hong Kong gay community. It is this view that people like to believe: HIV infection only happens to gay people, sex ...

  2. HIV actors spread safe sex message

    Posted Sep 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S. N. M. Abdi in Calcutta A group of HIV-positive men and women are staging a play in Calcutta to spread awareness about Aids. The cast comprises people undergoing treatment for HIV/Aids but the play is directed by Ajay Naskar, a doctor who is not HIV-positive. The play, billed as the first by HIV/Aids sufferers in India, is the brainchild of the Bengal Network for Positives, a West ...

  3. HIV cases increase

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei Hong Kong saw a record number of new HIV infections last year since the first local patient was diagnosed with the disease in 1984. The 438 new cases last year marked an increase of 12.6 per cent from 389 in 2010. Overall, HIV prevalence in the city is estimated at under 0.1 per cent. That is low by international standards. If more than 1 per cent of the general population ...

  4. Safe-sex message needs reinforcing

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Despite a global decline in new HIV infections, Hong Kong had a record number last year of 438, more than a 12 per cent increase over the 389 in 2010. In public health terms, that is disappointing rather than alarming. HIV prevalence in the city remains low by international standards at less than 0.1 per cent, compared with the level of 1 per cent at which infection is deemed ...

  5. Number of new H.I.V. infections at record high

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The city saw a record number of new HIV infections last year since the first patient was diagnosed in 1984, with male homosexual activity the source of infection in 43 per cent of the cases, the Department of Health said yesterday. The 438 new cases last year marked an increase of 12.6 per cent from 389 in 2010. Overall, HIV prevalence in the city ...

  6. Payouts urged for H.I.V. victims

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Paul Mooney in Beijing An international NGO has issued a report urging Beijing to provide compensation to tens of thousands of victims of the 1990s HIV-tainted blood disaster, and arguing ... largest HIV/Aids disaster,' said Sara Davis, executive director of Asia Catalyst and a co-author of the report. 'We hope the government will respond to the thousands of families affected ...

  7. Second HIV cluster raises alarm over infection's rapid spread

    Posted Dec 15th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh A second cluster of HIV infections, involving at least 12 men who had unsafe sex has been identified, causing alarm about the rapid localised transmission of the virus. ... such cluster, in which 20 men who met through the internet were found to have been infected by HIV with similar gene sequencing, was discovered in February. Wong Ka-hing, a consultant ...

  8. Xi Jinping's wife joins TB-HIV fight

    Posted Jun 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in saving lives from TB and HIV/Aids, and that my involvement will benefit those who are most at risk.' Peng, 48, became a household name for her song On the Field of Hope in the 1980s. ... million new TB cases worldwide. Of those new cases, an estimated 1.1 million were among people living with HIV. TB also caused 1.7 million deaths that year, including 380,000 among HIV ...

  9. HIV toll in HK reaches 2,577

    Posted May 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.27pm: Hong Kong now has 2,577 people recorded as being HIV positive- while over 700 people in the territory had developed full-blown Aids over the past 20 years, new statistics released on Tuesday showed. Latest figures from the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Health Department show there were 65 new HIV cases reported in the first quarter ...

  10. Enlightened move to admit visitors with HIV

    Posted Apr 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the fight against HIV/Aids. Fear, ignorance, denial and discrimination remain obstacles to global efforts to contain the disease through openness, education and compassion. Worse, some of it is state-sanctioned, with more than 50 countries maintaining laws and restrictions that effectively marginalise people with HIV. It is good, therefore, that first the world's most powerful country ...




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