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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    HIV risk from doctors is 'extremely low'

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com A consultant tells coroner that the city has never had such a case HIV risk from doctors is 'extremely low' The risk of HIV-positive health care workers infecting patients is "extremely low", a health consultant said yesterday at an inquest into the death of a surgeon who had contracted HIV. Dr Wong Ka-hing, a consultant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1189377/hiv-risk-doctors-extremely-low
  2. News - Hong Kong

    Coroner recommends surgeons report injuries sustained during operations

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 05:20pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei The coroner’s court found on Wednesday that HIV-infected Dr Wong Ho-hing died of suicide in January last year. The 34-year-old doctor’s death was caused by injuries and not his HIV ... operations until the day before his death, none of his patients were found to be infected by the virus, the court heard. HIV could be transmitted through blood contact, which could occur if doctors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1189876/coroner-recommends-surgeons-report-injuries-sustained-during
  3. Lifestyle - Technology

    Short Science, January 20, 2013

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 03:11am

    ... Agencies ‘Kill switch’ found in HIV to attack virus An Australian scientist says he has found a way to turn the HIV virus against itself in human cells in the laboratory. David Harrich from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research said he modified a protein in HIV that normally helped the virus spread, into a “potent” inhibitor. The protein was introduced to immune ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1132002/technology-news-january-20-2013
  4. Clinic settles case over HIV claims

    Posted Jun 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Action would have put blood system under scrutiny A Hebei blood collection centre accused of spreading HIV has settled its defamation case with a medical industry newspaper, ... on its reputation. The writ also said the report caused 'some chaos in the social order'. The centre said the article alleged that its blood products were tainted with HIV. It applied ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/505341/clinic-settles-case-over-hiv-claims
  5. 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
  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 - HEALTH

    HKU scientists find potential new HIV drug

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... find potential new HIV drug Local researchers have found a new way to tackle HIV, through a vaccine that boosts the number of a white blood cell that can kill the virus. The vaccine has been ... were infected with HIV for the four-year project that involved multiple studies. All the mice that were immunised lived, while the ones that weren't died. "You could say we had a 100 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1238414/hku-scientists-find-potential-new-hiv-drug
  8. HIV expert advocates free testing, treatment

    Posted Dec 22nd 2006, 12:00am by 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 that this is an efficient way ... 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 be infected,' Professor Wu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/576276/hiv-expert-advocates-free-testing-treatment
  9. News - China - EMPLOYMENT

    Outrage at Guangdong plan to ban teachers with HIV and STDs

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com NGOs slam Guangdong education officials as unfair and misinformed about facts of disease Outrage at plan to ban teachers with HIV and STDs A draft regulation unveiled by Guangdong education authorities that would ban HIV carriers and people with sexually transmitted diseases from applying for jobs as teachers has triggered a huge outcry from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1122464/outrage-guangdong-plan-ban-teachers-hiv-and-stds
  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - UP CLOSE & PERSONAL

    Living with HIV

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by A. Wong

    ... A. Wong familypost@scmp.com Accentuate the positive I am 42 years old and have been living with HIV for 17 years. I discovered I was HIV positive after running a fever for a long time. ... they checked for HIV. When the doctor got the report, he spoke very seriously, telling me the diagnosis. Then he asked me: "Are you gay?" I can't remember whether I answered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1089183/living-hiv

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