HIV Test

Guangzhou may reverse ban on people with sexually-transmitted diseases from teaching

Schoolchildren write their names on a banner promoting Aids prevention and education. Photo: Xinhua

Mandatory HIV tests are to be phased out from the draft list of health qualifications for Guangdong’s teachers by By September, state media reported Tuesday.

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 1:11pm

United States considers making HIV test part of routine health screening

A US health panel may soon make HIV testing as standard a practice as checking cholesterol levels, a move that would fundamentally change how the virus is detected and treated in the United States.

21 Aug 2012 - 4:58am

Rise in HIV cases third-highest in 28 years

The Health Department recorded 122 new HIV cases in the first three months of this year, the third-highest quarterly figure since 1984, when the first case was found in Hong Kong.

It brought the total recorded number of infections of HIV - the virus that causes Aids - to 5,349.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

'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

Most new maids forced to undergo HIV tests

Most foreign domestic helpers are being required to have an HIV test after arriving in Hong Kong, even though the government's testing policy is voluntary, according to a regional report to be released this month.

The widespread practice could open up the city to charges of discrimination.

7 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

More submitting to speedy HIV testing

Speedy HIV tests mean more customers of sex workers are submitting to HIV testing, according to voluntary organisation Aids Concern.

Instead of waiting several days or weeks for the test results, the tests administered by volunteers among prostitutes and their clients enable users to find out within one hour if it is likely they are infected with HIV.

25 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Charges for HIV tests to be scrapped

Authorities hope move will identify more virus carriers

Charges will be dropped for HIV tests on the mainland in an attempt to identify more carriers of the virus, China Central Television reported yesterday.

15 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Test of responsibility

News of the widespread use of faulty HIV test kits in public and private hospitals and clinics is bound to cause alarm among those who have been tested negative.

11 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Cases of AIDS set to double

THE number of reported AIDS cases soared by more than 40 per cent last year and is expected to almost double this year, the Health Department's expert on the disease said yesterday.

Dr Lee Shui-shan said that while HIV infection was increasing steadily at about 25 per cent a year, predictions of a sharp rise in AIDS cases had been borne out by the 1994 figures.

21 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Confidentiality lacking at clinic

PRINCIPLES of confidentiality were left on the street outside Tang Shiu Kin Hospital.

There appeared to be no special treatment at its social hygiene clinic for anyone wanting to be tested for HIV.

I was asked to fill in a registration card, giving full name, address, telephone number, ID card number and occupation.

23 Aug 1993 - 12:00am