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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 ...

  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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HIV drugs help woman fulfil dream of becoming a mother

    Posted May 09th 2014, 03:36am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Medication allows woman to fulfil her dream of becoming a mother after it clears the virus, which can lead to Aids, from her bloodstream H.I.V. drugs granted woman ... carries the virus that can lead to Aids. It is not a conversation she is used to having: she has not even told her own mother about her condition in the decade since she was diagnosed with HIV ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Number of new HIV cases among young Hongkongers trebles within a decade

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 11:37am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Call for better sex education as 'troubling' statistics show 20 to 29 age group made up almost 30pc of new cases last year H.I.V. cases in young treble in a decade The number of new cases of HIV among young people in Hong Kong has more than trebled over the last decade, the Department of Health says. The department’s latest statistics ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - World

    Aids can be beaten worldwide by 2030, UN reports says

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:45am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London World has opportunity to end epidemic 'in every country' if it ramps up its response Aids can be beaten by 2030, UN reports says New HIV infections and deaths ... UNAids said in a global report issued ahead of an HIV/Aids conference in Melbourne next week. It said the number of people infected with HIV was stabilising at about 35 million worldwide. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    1,000 gay men from Hong Kong and China wanted to trial anti-HIV jab

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 03:47am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Thousand gays needed for trial of anti-HIV jab A top Aids research team may try to recruit about 1,000 at-risk men from Hong Kong and the mainland for clinical trials of an injection to prevent HIV infection. If it goes ahead as planned next year, the project by the Aaron Diamond Aids Research Centre in New York will be the first HIV-prevention clinical ...

  8. News - World - GAMBIA

    Gambia’s parliament passes tough law against gays

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 08:54pm by AP

    ... life sentences for "aggravated homosexuality", minority leader Samba Jallow said on Monday. That is a charge levelled at repeat offenders and people living with HIV/AIDS. Jallow said ...

  9. News - World

    HIV returns in American men after bone marrow transplants

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 05:06am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington HIV returns in bone marrow transplant patients Signs of HIV have returned in two American men who appeared to have briefly eradicated the virus after ... in the hunt for the disease's hiding places. Only one person is believed to have been cured of HIV. American Timothy Brown, who suffered from leukemia, received a bone marrow transplant from ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Living with HIV- and the stigma that goes with it

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 05:11am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Living with HIV- and the stigma that goes with it People infected with HIV feel stigmatised by their illness, local researchers have found. Chinese University and non-government organisation the Aids Concern Foundation recently interviewed 291 "people living with HIV"- people who are infected with the virus but leading a healthy life. It found that half ...




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