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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Fresh HIV case halts LA porn film production

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Los Angeles Third recent case of virus among sex film actors leads to renewed calls for use of condoms to be obligatory on set Fresh HIV case halts L.A. porn film production The production of pornographic films in Los Angeles has been halted after the third performer in less than a month tested positive for HIV. The Free Speech Coalition, a trade group ...

  2. News - World - SCIENCE

    Stem-cell transplants clear HIV from patients, researchers report

    Posted Jul 05th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Two men with HIV have been off Aids drugs for several months after receiving stem-cell transplants for cancer that appear to have cleared the virus from their bodies, researchers reported. Both patients, who were treated in Boston and had been on long-term drug therapy to control their HIV, received stem-cell transplants after developing lymphoma, a type of blood cancer. Since ...

  3. News - World - GAY RIGHTS

    Police enforcing anti-gay law in Uganda raid US-backed Aids care centre

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 01:34am by AP

    ... and interrogated by police on Thursday. The project- a non-profit partnership between a Ugandan university and the US Military HIV Research Programme- was known to offer services to gays who suffer from ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Virologist urges HIV 'bug chasers' not to infect themselves

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Men search for HIV-positive sex partners on web A leading scientist has expressed alarm at a trend in the West in which gay men use social networks to seek HIV-carrying sex partners in order to get infected. The "bug chasers" are often motivated by a desire to secure life-long medical care and social welfare benefits. French virologist Francoise ...

  6. News - China - HIV/AIDS

    On World Aids Day, activists say stigma remains in mainland China

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 06:22am by Raymond Li

    ... his complaints. Wang's daughter, Kaijia, is 16 and has lived with HIV since 1999. Her teachers have her sit alone, fearing that the girl could spread the virus to other children, even though scientific research shows that HIV cannot be transmitted through casual contact. Kaijia contracted the virus from her mother, who was infected through a blood transfusion during ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Failure of HIV vaccine trial leaves 'a test gap of several years'

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Failed HIV vaccine trial leaves 'a test void for years' The hunt for an HIV vaccine has used up US$8 billion in the past decade, ... there is a "void" or a "gap" in current clinical trial efforts to test whether a vaccine may be safe and effective in people. A kind of ongoing autopsy of the last four major bids to make an HIV ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HIV infection rate hits a record high

    Posted May 28th 2013, 03:57pm by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Expert worried as Hong Kong sees 139 cases in the first three months of the year, a 14pc rise HIV infection rate hits a record high HIV infection continues ... consultant to the Department of Health's special preventive programme, said yesterday. It is the highest first-quarter figure since Hong Kong's first HIV case was diagnosed in 1984 ...

  10. 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 ...




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