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  1. First national radio show dedicated to HIV/Aids prevention goes on air

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... The first national radio programme dedicated to HIV/Aids prevention goes on the air this week amid authorities' heightened concern over the rising prevalence of the virus on the mainland. Positive Talks, a weekly radio talk show, will feature an HIV-positive host, panel discussions as well as interaction with listeners, according to Song Li, deputy executive of China ...

  2. Discrimination and official denial still the norm for mainland's HIV/Aids victims

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... clearer. Nor could the message that casual contact with someone who is HIV-positive does not put a person at risk have been more straightforward. Celebrities such as NBA star Yao Ming have mingled with Aids patients in awareness campaigns over the years. And yet what Xiao Jun, an HIV-positive young man from Sichuan whose real name has never been disclosed, has experienced while job hunting ...

  3. Authorities accused of shirking their responsibility by not admitting that contaminated blood was a major contributor to the spread of HIV infection

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

    ... Ng Tze-wei Patients and activists are accusing mainland authorities of shirking their responsibility in not admitting that contaminated blood is a major source of HIV infection ... and Anhui, caused most mainland HIV/Aids cases, aggravated by corruption and the lack of government oversight at the time. They contend it is the government's continued failure to acknowledge ...

  4. Mainland attitudes to HIV/Aids must change

    Posted Sep 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... On the eve of the Millennium Development Goals summit in New York, mixed messages from China reflected uneven progress towards the goal of halting and reversing the spread of HIV and Aids ... programmes. But two young graduates, one HIV-positive and one with Aids, have put that in perspective by starting legal battles against the discrimination that torments victims- and poses an obstacle ...

  5. HIV activists take on court of public opinion

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a transfusion of four bags of blood at No 1 People's Hospital in Xincai county, Henan, and has since kept contracting flu, which often torments him for weeks. In 2004, the government ordered HIV ... and got the job offer. However, his mandatory pre-hiring health check in July came back positive for HIV. He was devastated to learn he had contracted the deadly virus, but he had a more immediate ...

  6. Rise in gay men contracting HIV outside city

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

    ... Ng Yuk-hang More homosexual men are contracting HIV outside Hong Kong, the latest government statistics show. Twenty-three contracted the human immunodeficiency virus outside the city from ... condoms when they are overseas. Maybe they feel more relaxed when outside Hong Kong,' she said. The latest figures show 38 homosexual men or bisexuals contracted HIV from April to June, ...

  7. Enlightened move to admit visitors with HIV

    Posted Apr 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the fight against HIV/Aids. Fear, ignorance, denial and discrimination remain obstacles to global efforts to contain the disease through openness, education and compassion. Worse, some of it is state-sanctioned, with more than 50 countries maintaining laws and restrictions that effectively marginalise people with HIV. It is good, therefore, that first the world's most powerful country ...

  8. Police question staff of HIV-rights group

    Posted Sep 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu Beijing police questioned the staff of a rights group that fights discrimination against HIV carriers yesterday, a few days after it had helped a prospective teacher launch what appears to be the mainland's first lawsuit alleging work discrimination because of HIV status. Three policemen went to the office of the Yirenping Centre to ask about the employees' work ...

  9. HIV rate stable but 'safe sex is still vital'

    Posted Jun 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The Health Department is urging people to practise safe sex in an attempt to keep the city's HIV rate down as the latest figures show little change in the number of new cases in the first quarter. Some 101 people became infected with HIV from January to March, and there were 19 cases of Aids, said Dr Wong Ka-hing, the Department of Health's HIV ...

  10. NGOs best hope on HIV, so lay off, Beijing told

    Posted May 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui If China intends to control the spread of Aids, then squeezing NGOs is only hampering the cause, analysts say, because they can reach high-risk HIV/Aids groups who normally shun government staff. Wang Long- president of the China HIV/Aids CBO (community-based organisation) Network, which deals with HIV/Aids prevention at the grass-roots level- said government ...




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