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  1. Lifestyle - Health

    Testing is the key to effective HIV/Aids prevention

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 05:27pm by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott kylie.knott@scmp.com Testing key to effective prevention The Hong Kong AIDS Foundation has applauded the TestBKK event in Bangkok this October, saying HIV testing is recognised as key to preventing the virus from spreading. "Bangkok's first mass HIV testing event was an important one, taking into account the fact that 46 per cent of the men who have sex ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1618553/testing-key-effective-hivaids-prevention
  2. News - World - DISEASE

    1920s Kinshasa was ground zero for HIV, gene sequencing shows

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 09:56pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Growth spurt in Congolese city created 'perfect storm' for deadly virus to begin multiplying, gene sequencing and historical records show Spread of HIV began in 1920s Kinshasa A "perfect storm" of urban change that began in the 1920s in Kinshasa led to the catastrophic spread of HIV across Africa and the world, according to scientists who used ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1609024/1920s-kinshasa-was-ground-zero-hiv-gene-sequencing-shows
  3. News - World - DISEASE

    French court jails 'charmer' and 'seducer' for knowingly spreading HIV

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 10:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris A French court has sentenced a man described by prosecutors as a "charmer" and "seducer" to 12 years in prison for knowingly transmitting HIV. Christophe Morat, 40, was found guilty of infecting one woman and exposing five others to the risk of contamination, despite having already been jailed for six years in 2005 for the same ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1609035/french-court-jails-charmer-and-seducer-knowingly-spreading-hiv
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1189377/hiv-risk-doctors-extremely-low
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1189876/coroner-recommends-surgeons-report-injuries-sustained-during
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1132002/technology-news-january-20-2013
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Number of new HIV cases in Hong Kong set to reach record high

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 03:23pm by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com 'Alarming' increase, driven by growing number of cases involving gay men and young people, prompts calls for improved sex education H.I.V. casesat record levels, yet again The number of new HIV cases recorded in the city is set to hit a record high for the fourth year running and may pass 600 for the first time, a government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580798/new-hiv-cases-set-reach-record-high-hong-kong-fourth-year-row
  8. Clinic settles case over HIV claims

    Posted Jun 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Action would have put blood system under scrutiny A Hebei blood collection centre accused of spreading HIV has settled its defamation case with a medical industry newspaper, ... on its reputation. The writ also said the report caused 'some chaos in the social order'. The centre said the article alleged that its blood products were tainted with HIV. It applied ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/505341/clinic-settles-case-over-hiv-claims
  9. News - World - MEDICINE

    Monkey HIV drug-resistant within days, dampening hopes for Aids cure

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 09:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Monkey research dampens hopes for Aids cure The monkey version of HIV can take refuge from anti-Aids drugs within days of entering the body, a study said, dampening ... to research published in the journal Nature. The findings came just days after news that an American baby thought to have been cleared of HIV through a potent dose of antivirals given 30 hours after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557018/monkey-hiv-drug-resistant-within-days-dampening-hopes-aids-cure
  10. News - World - MEDICINE

    Baby girl thought to have been 'cured' of HIV has tested positive in relapse

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:34pm by AP, AFP

    ... of HIV, has seen her infection return – in a setback to hopes that very early treatment with powerful drugs might reverse the infection. The four-year-old girl was born in Mississippi in 2010 to an HIV-infected mother who was untreated during pregnancy. The child was given a potent dose of anti-retroviral medication 30 hours after birth, and tested positive for HIV. She was in remission for years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1551881/baby-girl-thought-have-been-cured-hiv-has-tested-positive-relapse

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