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  1. Bad blood over donation rules

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in infectious diseases at Beijing Youan Hospital and has pushed for the rights of Aids patients, said it was difficult to reach a balance between gay men, who feel labelled and restricted, ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Revised national blood-donation guidelines have sparked controversy, with a ban on lesbians donating blood lifted but sexually active gay men still ...

  2. Right approach needed in battle against Aids

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that the number of HIV-positive gay men in mainland cities has risen sharply in the past three years. The lesson of Africa, the front line of the Aids epidemic, looms large. Conservative ideologies ...

  3. 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 ... accounted for 254 of the new HIV cases - the highest number for any year since Hong Kong started records in 1984. More than 4 per cent of gay men are estimated to have contracted HIV, compared ...

  4. 'Gay cure' doctor faces complaint on conduct

    Posted Jan 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com A Hong Kong psychiatrist who claims to be able to 'cure' gay people is the subject of a groundbreaking disciplinary complaint to the Medical ... denies converting gay people but says his psychiatric treatment can provide alternatives for homosexuals who want to change their lifestyle. Hong shot to prominence last year when the Social ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health

    On the hunt for herbal remedies

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... road - use high quality ingredients, put in effective doses and conduct proper tests - but not everyone does the right thing, Kilham says. It's hard for people to know who to trust, ...

  6. Number of new HIV cases hits record high

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Aids cases were reported last year, bringing the total number reported in Hong Kong to 1,030, and HIV cases to 4,047. Transmission among gay men was a major factor in the increase, ... more than other high-risk groups.' Dr Wong said gay men were less aware of protecting themselves against Aids and were much less likely to use condoms, especially with regular partners. ...

  7. HIV infection of HK gays on mainland doubles

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The number of Hong Kong gay men infected with HIV on the mainland doubled in 2010 when compared to 2009, latest Department of Health figures show. In 2010, 10 of the 126 Hong Kong gay men who contracted the virus, were infected with it on the mainland, compared to five out of 128 in 2009. A total 389 Hong Kong people were infected with HIV last year, slightly lower ...

  8. Stand by me

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Few of us can comprehend what life is like for people coping with schizophrenia and other psychiatric problems. Even immediate family members may fail to empathise, as Cheung Yuk-way can testify. She became concerned when he ...

  9. Rise in gay men contracting HIV outside city

    Posted Sep 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... January to June, according to the Department of Health, almost as many as in the whole of last year, 25. A spokesman for the sexual minority support group Rainbow Action, Noel Chan, said more gay ... Wai-kwan said she noticed the trend, adding there was a growing number of international parties in Asia targeting gay men. 'Previous studies have shown homosexual men are less likely to use ...

  10. Drop in new cases, but rate of HIV infection rises among gays

    Posted Sep 09th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan There has been a drop in reports of new HIV infections in Hong Kong overall, but an increase in infection levels among the city's homosexual community. There were 98 cases reported in the second quarter of the year, down from 121 in the sa ...




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