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  1. HIV actors spread safe sex message

    Posted Sep 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S. N. M. Abdi in Calcutta A group of HIV-positive men and women are staging a play in Calcutta to spread awareness about Aids. The cast comprises people undergoing treatment for HIV/Aids but the play is directed by Ajay Naskar, a doctor who is not HIV-positive. The play, billed as the first by HIV/Aids sufferers in India, is the brainchild of the Bengal Network for Positives, a West ...

  2. HIV spreads among Beijing's gays

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The transmission of HIV among homosexuals in Beijing is more commonplace than through sex workers, the capital's disease control centre said yesterday. Up to 5 per cent ... did not give exact figures or past records, but it is understood the number of homosexual HIV carriers in Beijing is on the rise. Professor He attributed the increase of HIV transmission among ...

  3. Number of new HIV cases hits record high

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The number of new HIV infections recorded last year hit 435, the highest annual number since records began in 1984, the Department of Health's figures show. Ninety-six Aids cases were reported last year, bringing the total number reported in Hong Kong to 1,030, and HIV cases to 4,047. Transmission among gay men was a major factor in the increase, ...

  4. Charity's circle of self-help opens more doors for HIV/Aids victims

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Heng Foundation, helping other children with HIV/Aids-afflicted parents. 'Others may think that I'm unfortunate. But I think that I'm lucky to be able to study and choose my own ... meaningful.' Selling blood was a common way in central China in the 1990s for poverty-stricken farmers to earn extra cash. Shared needles and the pooling of blood, however, led to widespread HIV ...

  5. Basketball stars unite in video to fight public prejudice on HIV

    Posted Apr 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn A short film featuring basketball superstars Yao Ming and Earvin 'Magic' Johnson will be shown today in an appeal for public acceptance of HIV/Aids sufferers. Yao, the 2.28-metre Houston Rockets centre, will ask viewers to show compassion for people infected with HIV. Former Los Angeles Lakers star Johnson, who has HIV, will explain that the virus ...

  6. Free testing to detect HIV cases

    Posted May 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter in Guangzhou Guangzhou will have facilities for free HIV testing at 13 district hospitals before the end of next month, a health bureau official said yesterday. The only screening facility in the city now is at the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, the official said. Widespread HIV screening is seen as crucial to the city and Guangdong to control a disease ...

  7. Homosexuals high-risk group as HIV cases rise

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong The number of HIV infections in Hong Kong continues to rise, with the Health Department reporting 89 new cases in the first quarter of this year, along with 17 new cases of Aids. The new cases brought the number of people with HIV infections to 3,701 and the number of confirmed Aids cases to 951. Of the new HIV cases recorded between January and March, 70 were men ...

  8. HIV toll in HK reaches 2,577

    Posted May 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.27pm: Hong Kong now has 2,577 people recorded as being HIV positive- while over 700 people in the territory had developed full-blown Aids over the past 20 years, new statistics released on Tuesday showed. Latest figures from the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Health Department show there were 65 new HIV cases reported in the first quarter ...

  9. HIV tally keeps rising with 96 new cases

    Posted Nov 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.16pm: Hong Kong reported 96 new cases of HIV infections in the third quarter of the year, the Health Department revealed on Tuesday. This brought the total number ... HIV can lead to full blown Aids (or acquired immune deficiency syndrome), a disease which has no known cure. Half of HIV-infected people will progress to full-blown Aids within 10 years. ...

  10. Capital's HIV cases continue to rise

    Posted Nov 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Beijing recorded 633 new cases of HIV/Aids from January to October, including 491 migrants and 12 expatriates, Xinhua reported yesterday. The new data brought the number ... to 185,000 migrant workers and 51,000 staff in the entertainment industry, along with 111,800 workers in 420 overseas enterprises. Specialised clinics offering HIV carriers medicine and treatment ...




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