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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HIV at 30-year high with more gay men infected

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com New cases of the virus were up 17pc last year- nearly half transmitted via homosexual contact HIV at 30-year high with more gay men infected HIV infection ... of Health's special preventive programme, said yesterday. In almost half the new cases, the virus was transmitted through homosexual contact between men. "The increase of HIV transmission among ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1183880/hiv-30-year-high-more-gay-men-infected
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/597113/aids-doesnt-care-whether-you-are-gay-or-straight-black-or-white
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Vice-Premier weighs in on HIV patients hospital rejection

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... out he was infected with HIV will face serious punishment. The man later forged his medical chart and had the surgery performed. The resulting uproar has even prompted Vice-Premier Li Keqiang ... to "ensure the rights of HIV/Aids patients to medical care without any discrimination as well as the personal safety of the health workers who treat or are in close contact with these patients", ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1088600/vice-premier-weighs-hiv-patients-hospital-rejection
  4. Hospital staff 'must declare HIV status'

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com The apparent suicide of an HIV-positive public hospital doctor has raised questions over the risk of medical workers and patients contracting the virus- and led to calls for compulsory HIV disclosure for both groups. A concern group says medical workers, especially surgeons, can contract HIV from minor injuries, because the virus lives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996349/hospital-staff-must-declare-hiv-status
  5. Hospital staff 'must declare HIV status'

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com The apparent suicide of an HIV-positive public hospital doctor has raised questions over the risk of medical workers and patients contracting the virus- and led to calls for compulsory HIV disclosure for both groups. A concern group says medical workers, especially surgeons, can contract HIV from minor injuries, because the virus lives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996355/hospital-staff-must-declare-hiv-status
  6. Aids treatment

    Posted Dec 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The introduction of a hefty fee last April for non-residents for treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases at Hong Kong public clinics may increase the risk of an HIV epidemic. But charging the same small fee as for residents could impose a burden on the public health system. What is the solution? Write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436621/aids-treatment
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/518435/hiv-actors-spread-safe-sex-message
  8. HIV expert advocates free testing, treatment

    Posted Dec 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan A prominent HIV expert has called on mainland officials to provide funding to medical centres for the free testing and treatment of prostitutes, saying ... the lives of sex workers infected with HIV, but also the lives of their customers and their customers' spouses. 'HIV is like Sars and other infectious diseases. Anyone can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/576276/hiv-expert-advocates-free-testing-treatment
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hitting the high road in HIV fight with Aids Walk 2013

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Charity walk on The Peak aims to raise money for support services for those with the condition Hitting the high road in HIV fight Patients and volunteers braved the wind and drizzle to take part in a charity walk on The Peak yesterday to raise funds for HIV and Aids sufferers. Around 300 people took part in Aids Walk 2013, some bringing their children ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1220098/hitting-high-road-hiv-fight-aids-walk-2013
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Anti-HIV drug effort boosts life expectancy in South Africa

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by LA TIMES

    ... Los Angeles Times African HIV drug effortboosts life expectancy An intensive campaign to combat HIV/Aids with costly antiretroviral drugs in rural South Africa has increased life ... In 2003, the year before the drugs were available, 29 per cent of all residents were infected with HIV and half of all deaths there were caused by Aids. Life expectancy in the region was slightly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1157164/anti-hiv-drug-effort-boosts-life-expectancy-south-africa

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