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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Record rise in new HIV infections in second quarter

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... Kristie Wong kristie.wong@scmp.com Health officials call for better sex education, after worrying spike in younger men infected HIV cases rise most since disease first discovered New HIV ... smartphone applications," Cheung said. The new record, reached between April and June, brought the total of HIV infections to 5,523, the Health Department said. The previous biggest quarterly ...

  2. Prostitutes complain of harassment during HIV check-up

    Posted Jul 16th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... harassed and discriminated against when they visited a public clinic to check for HIV. Counsellors for Action for Reach Out said incidents of sex workers being discriminated against when seeking ... Clinic. They were accompanied by a counsellor from the support group to test for sexually transmitted diseases and HIV after their mamasan contacted the group for assistance. Nancy Leung Mo-ching, ...

  3. The battle against Aids

    Posted Dec 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I appreciated the article headlined 'Risky Pleasures' (December 1) by Tim Cripp on HIV/Aids in Hong Kong which highlighted social workers' valiant efforts to protect ... HIV/Aids, nor does it prevent many other sexually transmitted diseases. Suggesting condom use as the solution to fighting Aids starts too far back in the choices related to having sex. Uganda has ...

  4. New study warns homosexual men engaged in unsafe sex

    Posted Oct 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of unsafe sex among homosexual men was?quite common?, the centre said in a statement on Tuesday. It said the HIV prevention programmes needed to be improved. The study also found that only small number of gay men in Hong Kong had undergone tests for HIV.?A number of infections may be undetected,? the centre said. Centre director Joseph Lau Tak-fai said it was estimated that about 4.6 per ...

  5. Teens should start to value morality again

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... new partners all the time is a desirable way of life, but not to everyone. And it's not just about good sense. Think of all the sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV, herpes ...

  6. Passion for truth

    Posted Feb 07th 2005, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... was a long-distance phone call. 4 Have you ever had a sexual partner who had HIV or another STD? The next few questions are all variations on this one. 5 How long has it been since you were tested for HIV ... can help them out with the things listed in No7 and No8. 10 Do you prefer getting tested for HIV and other STDs, and then having a monogamous relationship, or using condoms each time we have ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Army applicants to be tested for aids, drugs Prospective recruits to the PLA will be subject to medical examinations for Aids and drug addiction, the Fujian Southeast Express reports. Applicants will also be tested for sexually transmitted and mental dise ...

  8. Welcome step towards an opening of minds

    Posted Nov 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in New York City. In the 1980s, the movement was given another push by the rise in Aids and HIV cases. Disproportionately affected gay men pushed for access to health care and recognition of their partnerships, coming out of the closet and raising awareness along the way. On the mainland, those infected with HIV are more likely to be rural families who sold their blood, prostitutes ...

  9. Survey finds teens are ill-informed about sex issues

    Posted Mar 29th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui More than 40pc of students don't know that condoms can protect against HIV A survey has shown that teenagers are as ill-informed about sex as ever, although the government ... sexuality commissioned by the End Child Sexual Abuse Foundation said they did not know that condoms protected against venereal diseases and HIV. A similar percentage of the group had misconceptions ...

  10. Demand rises for premarital check-ups

    Posted Sep 14th 2009, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner

    ... for infectious diseases, such as HIV and syphilis, and an analysis of semen to assess male fertility, and a Rubella Antibody IgG test for women. Kenneth Ho, general practitioner at the hospital, said ...




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