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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    First woman-to-woman HIV infection confirmed in United States

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 08:23pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune First woman-to-woman HIV infection confirmed The first confirmed case of a woman contracting HIV from another woman during sex has been reported by the Centres ... of the women was HIV-positive, the other was not. The woman who began the relationship HIV negative said it had been 10 years since she had had sex with a man. She did not use intravenous drugs, or get ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Gene therapy and new antiretroviral offer hope of better HIV treatment

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:37pm by GDN

    ... for H.I.V. Two separate trials, involving gene therapy and the use of antiretroviral drugs, have shown promising results in the treatment of HIV. In its first clinical trial, the radical gene therapy treatment, using genetically modified cells resistant to the virus, raised patients' defences against HIV by replacing some of their natural immune cells with GM versions. Disease-resistant ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    1,000 gay men from Hong Kong and China wanted to trial anti-HIV jab

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 03:47am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Thousand gays needed for trial of anti-HIV jab A top Aids research team may try to recruit about 1,000 at-risk men from Hong Kong and the mainland for clinical trials of an injection to prevent HIV infection. If it goes ahead as planned next year, the project by the Aaron Diamond Aids Research Centre in New York will be the first HIV-prevention clinical ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - World - MEDICINE

    HIV baby free of virus after being treated within hours of birth

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:58am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Baby is second to receive treatment and remain virus-free A baby treated for HIV within hours of birth is free of the virus nearly a year later, ... no detectable virus in her system. Watch: What is HIV? The latest research on the two young girls was presented at the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston. ...

  8. 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? ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Living with HIV- and the stigma that goes with it

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 05:11am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Living with HIV- and the stigma that goes with it People infected with HIV feel stigmatised by their illness, local researchers have found. Chinese University and non-government organisation the Aids Concern Foundation recently interviewed 291 "people living with HIV"- people who are infected with the virus but leading a healthy life. It found that half ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Number of reported HIV cases in Hong Kong increases 9pc

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:46am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The 558 newly reported infections is highest annual figure ever, for third year running. Over half are the result of sexual contact between men Record rise in HIV cases, again Some 559 new cases of HIV infections were reported in Hong Kong last year- the highest annual figure since the first case was diagnosed in 1984 and the third yearly set ...




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