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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. 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 ...

  4. First national radio show dedicated to HIV/Aids prevention goes on air

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... The first national radio programme dedicated to HIV/Aids prevention goes on the air this week amid authorities' heightened concern over the rising prevalence of the virus on the mainland. Positive Talks, a weekly radio talk show, will feature an HIV-positive host, panel discussions as well as interaction with listeners, according to Song Li, deputy executive of China ...

  5. Corrections & Clarifications

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In the story headlined 'Hospital staff 'must declare HIV status'' published on page C2 on March 24, the number of phone calls received on the public hotline as of March 23 was 46, not 64. ...

  6. News - China

    Beijing taxi passenger stabbed by HIV-infected needle left in cab

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Passenger living in fear after being stabbed by infected hypodermic needle left in cab Taxi trip lands manin HIV nightmare A Beijing taxi passenger must wait an agonising three months to find out whether he has HIV after being accidently stabbed by a hypodermic needle that later tested positive for the virus. The 37-year-old was taking ...

  7. Basketball stars unite in video to fight public prejudice on HIV

    Posted Apr 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn A short film featuring basketball superstars Yao Ming and Earvin 'Magic' Johnson will be shown today in an appeal for public acceptance of HIV/Aids sufferers. Yao, the 2.28-metre Houston Rockets centre, will ask viewers to show compassion for people infected with HIV. Former Los Angeles Lakers star Johnson, who has HIV, will explain that the virus ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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