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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. A Guangzhou gynaecologist helps HIV-positive women give birth to normal, healthy babies

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Xuan Qingshan spoke to Fiona Tam Guangzhou gynaecologist Xuan Qingshan, 44, has helped more than 30 HIV-positive women have babies in the past nine years as a doctor at Guangzhou's Women and Children's Hospital. He shares the fears and joys of his work. When and why did you start helping HIV-positive, expectant mothers? I started helping HIV-positive expectant mothers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658617/guangzhou-gynaecologist-helps-hiv-positive-women-give-birth-normal-healthy-babies
  5. Group urges more HIV tests for men

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com A health support group says men should have more HIV check-ups after a survey showed four out of five males have never tested for the virus. Aids Concern, ... and found that 81 per cent of them had never had any sexual health checks. It advocates that sexually active men should have HIV tests at least once a year, while those who have more than one sexual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006925/group-urges-more-hiv-tests-men
  6. 140 patients of H.I.V. doctor to be given tests

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung and Danny Mok Viral tests and counselling services will be provided to 140 patients who had surgery performed by a doctor found to be HIV-positive after his death- the first ... in Chai Wan in the past two years. Wong was the 20th medical staff member found to be an HIV carrier since 1994, but his is the only case to require follow-up tests for patients. Professor Lam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996697/140-patients-hiv-doctor-be-given-tests
  7. Desperate HIV carriers go to war with hospitals

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Meng Lin, an HIV carrier, made a difficult decision recently, for which he was overwhelmingly criticised online by medical professionals: he advised an HIV-positive friend who checked into hospital with an appendicitis not to reveal his status, for fear he would be turned away. Meng, a co-ordinator of the secretariat of the Chinese Alliance of People ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986440/desperate-hiv-carriers-go-war-hospitals
  8. Number of new HIV cases hits two-year high

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The number of new HIV cases in Hong Kong hit a two-year high in the July-September quarter, with homosexual and bisexual activity significant factors in the infections, the Department of Health said yesterday. It registered 113 new HIV cases, the most since the same period in 2009, when there were 123 cases, said special preventive programme consultant Dr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986369/number-new-hiv-cases-hits-two-year-high
  9. Researcher makes the case for HIV prevention

    Posted Oct 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com A Hong Kong researcher's study of a large-scale HIV prevention programme in India has been published in a leading medical journal. Dr Mary Ng Tan-hung and her team's research found that a five-year programme which spent US$256 million in six Indian states had successfully prevented 100,178 HIV infections. She argued that prevention was far more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982581/researcher-makes-case-hiv-prevention
  10. HIV a growing problem among the elderly

    Posted Sep 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com A 64-year-old man says his wife scolded him and used him as a punching bag after he was diagnosed with HIV about three months ago. He's now been ... saying that the main route of transmission is sex. The percentage of those over 50 contracting HIV shot up from 7.8 per cent in 2006 to 14.9 per cent in 2009, according to an Aids prevention team ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978155/hiv-growing-problem-among-elderly

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