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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    First woman-to-woman HIV infection confirmed in United States

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 08:23pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune First woman-to-woman HIV infection confirmed The first confirmed case of a woman contracting HIV from another woman during sex has been reported by the Centres ... of the women was HIV-positive, the other was not. The woman who began the relationship HIV negative said it had been 10 years since she had had sex with a man. She did not use intravenous drugs, or get ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1448766/first-woman-woman-hiv-infection-confirmed-united-states
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Gene therapy and new antiretroviral offer hope of better HIV treatment

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:37pm by GDN

    ... for H.I.V. Two separate trials, involving gene therapy and the use of antiretroviral drugs, have shown promising results in the treatment of HIV. In its first clinical trial, the radical gene therapy treatment, using genetically modified cells resistant to the virus, raised patients' defences against HIV by replacing some of their natural immune cells with GM versions. Disease-resistant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1442054/gene-therapy-and-new-antiretroviral-offer-hope-better-hiv-treatment
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The Chinese media- and its role in ending HIV discrimination

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 05:16pm by Michel Sidibé

    ... Michel Sidibé UNAIDS executive director Michel Sidibé marks Journalists Day by urging the media to play a greater role in combating the spread of HIV in China On the occasion of Journalists Day, UNAids would like to recognise the crucial role of journalists and the media in responding to the threat of HIV – and how China’s media in particular can lead the way in helping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1349058/media-and-hiv-working-together-towards-zero-discrimination
  4. News - World - MEDICINE

    HIV-infected baby still free of virus at age of three, say US researchers

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 09:05pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Press in Washington Specialists say powerful doses of drugs appear to have created situation of 'sustained remission' HIV-infected baby still free of virus at age of 3 A girl who was treated for HIV shortly after birth still shows no sign of infection at the age of three, suggesting her apparent cure was not a fluke, US researchers say. The story of the first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1339006/hiv-infected-baby-still-free-virus-age-three-say-us-researchers
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    HIV treatment should begin earlier, says UN health agency

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 01:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Geneva

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Nearly 10 million more people infected with the AIDS virus now meet medical standards for receiving HIV drugs, according to revised UN guidelines released ... the 32-year AIDS epidemic, they acknowledged. “Treating people with HIV earlier... can both keep them healthy and lowers the amount of virus in the blood, which reduces the risk of passing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1272390/hiv-treatment-should-begin-earlier-says-un-health-agency
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Erasing HIV stigma in Hong Kong still has a way to go

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 12:00am by DICK VAN DER TAK

    ... Dick van der Tak Dick van der Tak says sensational media coverage only fans the flames Still a way to go to erase the stigma of HIV in Hong Kong A young doctor said to be HIV positive committed suicide in March. His death was splashed across the media, and the public reacted with fear and ignorance. Sadly, if we do not do our best to eliminate the stigma associated with HIV ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1093157/erasing-hiv-stigma-hk-still-has-way-go
  7. News - Hong Kong

    Marked increase in Aids cases seen in second quarter

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 04:48pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit The number of new HIV cases in Hong Kong rose by over 7 per cent in the second quarter of the year compared to the first three months, according to Health Department figures ... to 5,523 since 1984, the department’s Centre for Health Protection said. Homosexual contact remained the largest single route of HIV transmission, the health centre’s Dr Wong Ka-hing told a press ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1029397/marked-increase-aids-cases-seen-second-quarter
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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