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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    HIV risk from doctors is 'extremely low'

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com A consultant tells coroner that the city has never had such a case HIV risk from doctors is 'extremely low' The risk of HIV-positive health care workers infecting patients is "extremely low", a health consultant said yesterday at an inquest into the death of a surgeon who had contracted HIV. Dr Wong Ka-hing, a consultant ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Coroner recommends surgeons report injuries sustained during operations

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 05:20pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei The coroner’s court found on Wednesday that HIV-infected Dr Wong Ho-hing died of suicide in January last year. The 34-year-old doctor’s death was caused by injuries and not his HIV ... operations until the day before his death, none of his patients were found to be infected by the virus, the court heard. HIV could be transmitted through blood contact, which could occur if doctors ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology

    Short Science, January 20, 2013

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 03:11am

    ... Agencies ‘Kill switch’ found in HIV to attack virus An Australian scientist says he has found a way to turn the HIV virus against itself in human cells in the laboratory. David Harrich from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research said he modified a protein in HIV that normally helped the virus spread, into a “potent” inhibitor. The protein was introduced to immune ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The heart is where HIV really hurts

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 06:09pm by ANDREW CHIDGEY

    ... Andrew Chidgey Andrew Chidgey says despite effective treatment, patients continue to face stigma and rejection Fear and misunderstanding still cloud our view of people living with HIV/Aids How would you react if your son told you he had just been diagnosed with HIV? What about if it was your husband? Or your best friend? Would you be sympathetic and supportive? Should you be? ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The Chinese media- and its role in ending HIV discrimination

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 05:16pm by Michel Sidibé

    ... Michel Sidibé UNAIDS executive director Michel Sidibé marks Journalists Day by urging the media to play a greater role in combating the spread of HIV in China On the occasion of Journalists Day, UNAids would like to recognise the crucial role of journalists and the media in responding to the threat of HIV – and how China’s media in particular can lead the way in helping ...

  6. News - World

    HIV returns in American men after bone marrow transplants

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 05:06am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington HIV returns in bone marrow transplant patients Signs of HIV have returned in two American men who appeared to have briefly eradicated the virus after ... in the hunt for the disease's hiding places. Only one person is believed to have been cured of HIV. American Timothy Brown, who suffered from leukemia, received a bone marrow transplant from ...

  7. News - World - MEDICINE

    HIV-infected baby still free of virus at age of three, say US researchers

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 09:05pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Press in Washington Specialists say powerful doses of drugs appear to have created situation of 'sustained remission' HIV-infected baby still free of virus at age of 3 A girl who was treated for HIV shortly after birth still shows no sign of infection at the age of three, suggesting her apparent cure was not a fluke, US researchers say. The story of the first ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    HIV treatment should begin earlier, says UN health agency

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 01:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Geneva

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Nearly 10 million more people infected with the AIDS virus now meet medical standards for receiving HIV drugs, according to revised UN guidelines released ... the 32-year AIDS epidemic, they acknowledged. “Treating people with HIV earlier... can both keep them healthy and lowers the amount of virus in the blood, which reduces the risk of passing ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Among sex workers, the war on HIV is far from won

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 06:53pm by MICHELLE HO

    ... Michelle Ho Michelle Ho says despite wider gains, those most at risk still suffer high infection rates War on HIV is far from won among sex workers The latest report from UNAids reveals remarkable progress in combating the global Aids epidemic in 2012: a 52 per cent reduction in new HIV infections among children and a 33 per cent reduction among adults and children since 2001. Also, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Medicines offer best hope for combating HIV in absence of a cure

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 05:38am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Medicines offer best hope on HIV More than 32 years after the emergence of a fatal affliction of the immune system among clusters of young gay men in the US, World Aids Day has come around again without a cure or a vaccine in sight. Sex, age, social strata or sexual orientation make no difference. Some 35.3 million people around the world are now living with HIV ...




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