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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - China Insider - HEALTH

    Almost three in four in favour of spa ban for China’s HIV-positive, survey finds

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:28pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com The vast majority of Chinese internet users say they are in favour of draft regulations which would ban HIV-positive people from spas, according to survey results by Sina Weibo published on Tuesday. Out of the more than 10,000 people who participated in the survey, 72.9 per cent said they wanted HIV-positive people banned for “safety ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - BASKETBALL

    Clippers owner in fresh rant as he slurs Magic Johnson

    Posted May 13th 2014, 11:16pm by APSPT

    ... Associated Press Donald Sterling brings up former NBA star's HIV-positive status in supposedly contrite interview Sterling slurs Johnson in fresh rant An interview that was supposed ... bringing up the ex-NBA star's HIV status and calling him an unfit role model for children. "He's got Aids!" Sterling said loudly at one point in the interview, cutting off ...

  4. News - World - UKRAINE

    Aids conference vows to honour colleagues killed in MH17 downing

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:15pm by Reuters in Melbourne

    ... and keep them in our hearts as we begin our programme on Sunday.” Barre-Sinoussi, who won a Nobel Prize for her part in identifying the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), said there would ... delegates who had travelled from around the world expressed their shock. Karen Hawke, an Australian PhD student presenting a paper on HIV drug resistance, said she could not believe what had ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books

    e-/audiobooks: Non-fiction by Charmaine Chan

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 07:52am by Charmaine Chan

    ... own OCD centred on his HIV paranoia. Obsessions of contamination with dirt and disease, he writes, account for one-third of OCD cases. The Man Who Couldn't Stop, narrated by Daniel ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Aids doesn't care whether you are gay or straight, black or white

    Posted Jun 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am writing in response to Peter Wei's veiled homophobic letter ('Homosexuals must face up to reality', June 10), as well as other recent ignorant letters. HIV/Aids is a chronic disease that affects more than just the small, mostly very aware, Hong Kong gay community. It is this view that people like to believe: HIV infection only happens to gay people, sex ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Marked increase in Aids cases seen in second quarter

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 04:48pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit The number of new HIV cases in Hong Kong rose by over 7 per cent in the second quarter of the year compared to the first three months, according to Health Department figures ... to 5,523 since 1984, the department’s Centre for Health Protection said. Homosexual contact remained the largest single route of HIV transmission, the health centre’s Dr Wong Ka-hing told a press ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Vice-Premier weighs in on HIV patients hospital rejection

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... out he was infected with HIV will face serious punishment. The man later forged his medical chart and had the surgery performed. The resulting uproar has even prompted Vice-Premier Li Keqiang ... to "ensure the rights of HIV/Aids patients to medical care without any discrimination as well as the personal safety of the health workers who treat or are in close contact with these patients", ...




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