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  1. WHO's Aids emphasis wins praise

    Posted May 12th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The Department of Health and activists welcomed the WHO's move to step up the battle against HIV/Aids in its annual health report released yesterday. In its 'Changing History' report, the World Health Organisation identifies the HIV/Aids pandemic as the world's most urgent public health challenge. The disease has killed more than 20 million people ...

  2. 73 new cases raise concerns over HIV

    Posted Sep 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Robin Kwong 2,384 people in HK are now known to carry the virus There were 73 new HIV cases in the second quarter of the year, with most of the infections attributed to sexual ... attributed to sexual transmission. HIV statistics have mostly risen for the past five years, from 183 new cases in 2000 to 260 new cases in 2002, the highest level since records began in 1984. ...

  3. Aids day raises global concern

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today is World Aids Day, which hopes to raise international awareness of the deadly disease. About 40 million people are living with HIV/Aids worldwide, 2.5 million of whom are children. HIV/Aids is not like a cold or flu. You cannot get Aids by hugging or holding hands with someone who has HIV. The HIV virus can be passed through sexual contact, blood transfusions and from mother ...

  4. Survey of migrant workers reveals ignorance of HIV

    Posted Oct 12th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Ignorance of and misconceptions about HIV were putting foreign migrant workers at greater risk of contracting the virus, an activist group said after a study of 779 women. About 87 per cent of the women thought they could get HIV by donating blood, 53 per cent said mosquito bites were a risk, 54 per cent thought safe sex meant having only one partner and 48 per ...

  5. Gay HIV infections on the rise

    Posted May 26th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan There were 67 new HIV cases in the first three months of the year, with the number of infections attributed to a rise in homosexual transmission, according to figures released ... over the same period. The department's senior medical officer Chan Kam-tim said the recorded rise in the number of HIV-infected homosexuals might be due to an increase in HIV testing, ...

  6. Charges for HIV tests to be scrapped

    Posted Apr 15th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Authorities hope move will identify more virus carriers Charges will be dropped for HIV tests on the mainland in an attempt to identify more carriers of the virus, ... whereby local health authorities charge for the procedure. Local health authorities charge 80 to 100 yuan for HIV tests, and in some regions where there are a high number of Aids cases, villagers ...

  7. Shandong moves to protect employees with HIV/Aids

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang The Shandong government has declared it illegal to sack employees who have HIV/Aids, becoming the first mainland province to take initiatives to end discrimination against ... of the mainland's leading Aids activists. 'Discrimination against Aids patients and HIV carriers is fading bit by bit on the mainland, but the government still has a long way to go,' Mr Hu said. ...

  8. Big drop in HIV cases tied to Sars hangover, says consultant

    Posted Feb 25th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui The number of new HIV cases dropped dramatically last year but health officials warned it was due to people shying away from the tests, mostly because they had been distracted by Sars. HIV tests performed by the Department of Health- the biggest provider of the tests in the city- plummeted 14 per cent from 89,665 in 2002 to 77,397. The number of blood samples tested ...

  9. A marriage bureau for Indians with HIV

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi 'I'm Kalyani and I'm HIV-positive. I'm a teacher. Can you find a match for me please?' Every day social worker Kottaram George handles dozens of requests like this running his marriage bureau in India for people who are HIV-positive. It offers a lifeline to the lonely and a chance to beat the stigma of having the virus. Few ...

  10. HIV cases growing fast in Shenzhen

    Posted May 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin The number of Shenzhen people with HIV is growing at a staggering 25 per cent a year, Xinhuanet reported yesterday. The disease had entered a 'fast-growing phase' ... male victims. The proportion of women in the border city catching the virus, which causes Aids, is higher than elsewhere on the mainland. Of those with HIV or Aids in Shenzhen, 62 per cent ...




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