AIDS

Aids day in Central brings understanding to disease

People from more than 30 organisations attended the 10th Aids Festival organised by the St John's Cathedral HIV Education Centre yesterday. Photo: David Wong

The 10th Aids Festival, organised by the St John's Cathedral HIV Education Centre, was a day-long outdoor event attended by local and international schools, Aids-specific organisations and ethnic groups.

Monday, 1 April, 2013, 5:06am

(BELVEDERE)RED vodka unveiled in fight against Aids

(From left) Janice Man, Johanna Ho and Jun Kung grace the (BELVEDERE) RED event during Clockenflap last weekend.

In the midst of this year's Clockenflap music festival, a small crowd gathered at Belvedere Vodka's VIP tent for something more serious. December 1 was not just the first day of the festival, it was also World Aids Day.

5 Dec 2012 - 2:57am

Q&A with Kwame Dawes

Q&A with Kwame Dawes

Ghanaian-Jamaican poet and author Kwame Dawes might just be literature's Commitments - the hardest-working writer in the world.

3 Dec 2012 - 7:04pm 1 comment

Mr Gay hopefuls vow to campaign for Aids awareness and against bullying

This year's Mr Gay Hong Kong pageant contestants. Photo: Sam Tsang

They may have been battling it out for the right to be called Mr Gay Hong Kong - just don't call it a beauty contest.

The beautiful men were strutted around the stage in a Lan Kwai Fong nightclub wearing first swimwear and then formal wear - but organisers and contestants say the competition was about something far more important than looking good.

7 Oct 2012 - 3:49am

'Real-name' HIV/Aids tests a huge risk, say medics

Experts agree that greater adoption of voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) programmes is vital in tackling the HIV/Aids epidemic. But a push by mainland authorities to demand real-name registration for such services has put rights activists on a collision course with medical workers.

10 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

A silent killer remains at large

Consider this: viral hepatitis affects an estimated 500 million people around the world - more than 10 times the number affected by HIV/Aids - claiming about one million deaths per year.

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

World Aids Day

What?

Today is World Aids Day. It is a chance for people around the world to join together in the fight against HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus. The virus destroys cells that help the body's immune system to work. As the immune system breaks down, people start to get serious infections. This condition is Aids, or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

Why?

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Book prize eases pain for Aids doctor

An 85-year-old activist whose banned book about the mainland Aids epidemic has just won the Hong Kong Book Prize says the award will help ensure that 'the painful and angry voices of millions of those affected by Aids on the mainland are not buried and silenced'.

25 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Light at the end of the Aids tunnel

Thirty years ago today we were digesting the first official report on the emergence of Aids, by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Little did we know then that this deadly affliction of the immune system was not confined to clusters of gay men on the west coast of America. But a sense of detachment did not last long.

6 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

HIV infection of HK gays on mainland doubles

2 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Aids groups eye Community Care Fund for cash

Groups fighting Aids are eyeing the new HK$10 billion Community Care Fund as a possible solution to their constant search for cash.

They see it as a way of obtaining corporate money they have trouble attracting directly because of companies' fears that being associated with Aids could harm their image.

1 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Charity founder shows how full life can be for Aids-affected children

Chung To, founder of the Hong Kong-based charity Chi Heng Foundation, has spent years helping youngsters from families affected by Aids in Henan province . Every year the foundation runs summer camps, during which he and his colleagues take the children to big cities such as Shanghai to experience the metropolitan lifestyle and look for educational and even future job opportunities.

16 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Band heads back to studio to record message of balance - all work and no funk is unhealthy

It's back to the studio for the band Mr, which was the first of the city's bands in 10 years to get a record label after receiving the nod from singer Alan Tam Wing-lun. Signed by Universal for their first recording, they're now working on songs for their second.

16 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

letters

Appreciate your family's love

Family love is essential in life. When we are under pressure, your home is a haven.

However, some teenagers don't appreciate their home life or family's support.

18 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Right approach needed in battle against Aids

In a perfect world there would be no racial or sexual discrimination, no torture, no violence against women, no slavery, no drug trafficking, no corruption, and so on. In the real world they are old scourges of mankind. As such they have special days on the United Nations calendar to focus attention on them. Yesterday was World Aids Day.

2 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

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