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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Gene therapy and new antiretroviral offer hope of better HIV treatment

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

    ... The Guardian in London Gene therapy, and the use of an experimental drug on monkeys, have shown promising results, with scientists cautious but optimistic Double boost in treatment 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1442054/gene-therapy-and-new-antiretroviral-offer-hope-better-hiv-treatment
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Anti-HIV drug effort boosts life expectancy in South Africa

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by LA TIMES

    ... Los Angeles Times African HIV drug effortboosts life expectancy An intensive campaign to combat HIV/Aids with costly antiretroviral drugs in rural South Africa has increased life ... stirred debate. Critics argue that adherence to the drug regimen is low and social stigma prevents some from seeking care until they are very ill and have infected others. Cheaper remedies, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1157164/anti-hiv-drug-effort-boosts-life-expectancy-south-africa
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

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

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

    ... For nearly all the cases, other risk factors were present- including sexual contact with men, intravenous drug use, tattooing, piercing or other, potentially risky, behaviour. This time, the case ... 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
  4. Parties, drugs tied to spread of HIV

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Sex parties and use of soft drugs could have contributed to the spread of HIV among three clusters of Hong Kong men who have genetically linked infections, the Centre ... of people. Taking soft drugs before or during sexual encounters was reported in 36 per cent of the cluster cases, versus 21 per cent of non-cluster cases, it added. A spokesman for the centre said: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/619532/parties-drugs-tied-spread-hiv
  5. The perils of the mainland's free Aids-drug policy

    Posted Aug 07th 2003, 12:00am by Andrew Thompson

    ... In April, China began providing free anti-retroviral drugs to some HIV-positive residents in Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Anhui and Sichuan provinces. However, successful treatment is unlikely, ... anti-retroviral drug treatment virtually guarantees the emergence of a drug-resistant HIV 'superinfection' likely to spread to other parts of China, Asia and the rest of the world. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424048/perils-mainlands-free-aids-drug-policy
  6. In Brief

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Army applicants to be tested for aids, drugs Prospective recruits to the PLA will be subject to medical examinations for Aids and drug addiction, the Fujian Southeast Express reports. Applicants will also be tested for sexually transmitted and mental diseases, the China News Service quoted the newspaper as saying. Staff Reporter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/519116/brief
  7. HIV-positive activist puts focus on educating drug addicts

    Posted Nov 30th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... from her drug-addicted husband. The 28-year-old accountant- a Xinjiang university graduate- now heads an Aids patients' self-help group, the Red Silk Ribbon Activity Centre in Urumqi. Yiping, which is not her real name, is confident of her ability to manage the centre, which has several hundred members, and wants to reach out to Urumqi's drug addicts, estimated to number ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/480172/hiv-positive-activist-puts-focus-educating-drug-addicts
  8. Why all the fuss over illegal doping?

    Posted Aug 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... letter We seem to think taking drugs to improve performance somehow violates sporting ethics- it's using artificial means to boost fitness. But what's the difference between ... to individuals... the list is endless. All top-level athletes today train and perform using the latest that science and medicine have to offer. It may then be argued certain drugs are dangerous but, from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/466980/why-all-fuss-over-illegal-doping
  9. News - Asia

    Laws in Asia hindering Aids fight, say UN health officials

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... and the Pacific, said laws that punish same-sex activities and impose harsh drug sentences have prompted a rise in transmissions in parts of Asia. Punitive laws and practices that discriminate (against) ... enforcement against drug addiction, for example, should focus on suppliers, not users. "It will require political bravery. We need an open debate and to break the taboo," he said. Cambodia, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1273330/laws-asia-hindering-aids-fight-say-un-health-officials
  10. A trail of pain and broken lives

    Posted Apr 06th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... Sara Yin While thousands of people are murdered every year from violence within rival cartels, the illegal drug trade often affects the young and poor the first and worst. Take, for instance, teenagers Chris Ha Vo and Rachel Ann Diaz. The two will spend their early 20s in jail for attempting to traffic HK$1 million worth of heroin out of Hong Kong in 2006. Recruited as drug ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675913/trail-pain-and-broken-lives

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