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  1. Suit claims man caught HIV during transfusion

    Posted Mar 21st 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... was banned from sale because it contained a highly contagious HIV-causing factor. 'The Shanghai firm and the other medical organisations should be held responsible. The difficulty of this case ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Guangzhou may reverse ban on people with sexually-transmitted diseases from teaching

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:14pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Guangzhou education authorities may reverse a policy which bars HIV carriers and people with sexually- transmitted diseases from teaching- a first for a country which has traditionally had a tough approach towards workers sufferering from these diseases. Mandatory HIV tests are to be phased out from the draft list of health qualifications ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Aids day in Central brings understanding to disease

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Thousands gather in Central to promote reality of living with Aids and to fight discrimination Aids day brings understanding to disease Over 2,000 people from ... by the groups were part of the festivities to raise awareness about the disease. Joey Bugo, 46, who is HIV-positive, contracted the disease about 22 years ago. He said Aids was an incurable disease ...

  4. 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 for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States. Although there have been reports of women transmitting the virus to other women through sexual activity, they have been difficult to prove. ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - MEDICINE

    Three medical leaps that could transform disease treatments

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... development, our metabolism, and our risk of scores of diseases. The prospect of treating, or preventing disease, through manipulating the microbiome, encouraging bugs here, and fewer there, ... and play a crucial role in our metabolism, development, as well as our susceptibility and response to diseases. Last year, the Human Microbiome Project mapped the full community of microbes- ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Gene therapy and new antiretroviral offer hope of better HIV treatment

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

    ... 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 ... of the participants are now back on antiretroviral drugs. Scientists have been excited about the prospect of genetically modifying patients' immune cells to make them resistant to disease since doctors ...

  7. News - World - MEDICAL SCIENCE

    UK scientists develop cheap test-tube technique to spot disease

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris New, cheap test-tube technique to spot disease Scientists in Britain say they have developed a super-sensitive test using nanoparticles to spot markers ... and simple, making it a boon for disease detection in poor countries, the team wrote in Nature Nanotechnology. Researchers from Imperial College London used the technology to scan for molecules ...

  8. Call for doctors to declare HIV status exaggerates risk of disease transmission

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... when one's life is gone. S. S. Lee, professor of infectious diseases,Chinese University of Hong Kong ...

  9. 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

    ... was initially announced in March when she was 2½. A handful of HIV-infected adults around the world have been described in medical literature as newly free of the disease, most famously Timothy Brown, ... antiretroviral drugs until the age of age 18 months and, after a year and half without treatment, no sign of the disease has returned, the article said. Our findings suggest that this child's ...

  10. The healthy look at sex that is helping to halt a killer disease

    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... In a society where sex and Aids are often only murmured about quietly, one woman is making a lot of noise. Atty Ching Tsui-wan is the founder and director of Teen Aids, an organisation that aims to prevent the spread of Aids by providing sex education to ...




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