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  1. WHO's Aids emphasis wins praise

    Posted May 12th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The Department of Health and activists welcomed the WHO's move to step up the battle against HIV/Aids in its annual health report released yesterday. In its 'Changing History' report, the World Health Organisation identifies the HIV/Aids pandemic as the world's most urgent public health challenge. The disease has killed more than 20 million people ...

  2. 500,000 may not know they have HIV: UNAids

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Health ministry-UN report lifts estimates of people living with HIV/Aids to 700,000 Up to half a million mainland people living with HIV/Aids are not aware of their infections, according to a joint assessment of the HIV/Aids epidemic on the mainland. The report, published yesterday by the Ministry of Health in consultation with several international agencies including ...

  3. Alarm at HIV risk from men seeking sex across border

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... tested positive in the third quarter. This compared with 116 last year, according to latest statistics on HIV released by the Department of Health on Wednesday. The number of infections through ... the resurgence of MSM HIV infections is 'a global phenomenon', with Hong Kong and the mainland being affected as part of the regional trend. 'A changing pattern of risk behaviours and some ...

  4. Needle attacks exploit Aids angst

    Posted Mar 17th 2006, 12:00am by David Marsh

    ... David Marsh in Hanoi Vietnam's HIV/Aids epidemic has sparked an unlikely new crime trend: needle attacks. State media are reporting a steady rise in drug users and others wielding used syringes, usually layered in real or fake blood, to scare their HIV-fearing victims. The phenomenon has gained momentum only in the past few years, observers say, during which period ...

  5. Blood centre sues newspaper over report it spread virus

    Posted Mar 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin A blood collection centre in Hebei is suing a newspaper for defamation after a report accused it of spreading HIV. The Xingtai Blood Centre, represented by boss Jia Yangli, ... the article, which covered the sale and alleged mismanagement of blood in Xingtai, alleged that its blood products were tainted with HIV. It also said the report twisted the facts surrounding ...

  6. Sex and the TeenAider

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Annemarie Evans Here's the good news- Hong Kong's HIV infection rate is relatively low compared with those in other parts of the world. But teenagers are still being infected ... Concern find that while youngsters have some knowledge about how HIV is transmitted, they mistakenly believe it mainly affects sex workers, so more education is needed. That's why the group ...

  7. Gay bar forced to postpone opening

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yunnan. Dr Zhang Jianbo, founder of the Dali HIV/Aids Health Care Promotion Association, said dozens of media workers with cameras had gathered in front of the bar, waiting for its opening ... will definitely open, maybe in several days or, at most, half a month,' Zhang said. Media reports said the Dali Health Bureau had given 120,000 yuan (HK$136,000) to Zhang's NGO for HIV ...

  8. Condoms on buses to Tibet

    Posted May 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of condoms among migrant workers, traders and sex workers, who are all considered to be in the high-risk category for sexually transmitted diseases. An official from the China UK HIV/Aids Prevention ...

  9. Long road to awareness

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Chung Lau is spending a lot of time on the road these days, mainly explaining to other Aids workers how to get the safer sex message out to the largely hidden groups of men who have sex with men (MSM) in cities throughout the mainland. 'Many [Aids workers] don't have the technical skills, and while they may be enthusiastic about doing something for HIV ...

  10. Margaret Chan- Director-general, World Health Organisation

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... agency. For nearly five years, Chan has been at the forefront of global efforts to tackle health threats, leading WHO in its support for countries battling diseases from HIV/Aids to cancer. Her ...




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