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HIV/Aids

Aids day in Central brings understanding to disease

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

Anti-HIV drug effort boosts life expectancy in South Africa

An intensive campaign to combat HIV/Aids with costly antiretroviral drugs in rural South Africa has increased life expectancy by more than 11 years and significantly reduced the risk of infection for healthy individuals, according to new research.

24 Feb 2013 - 1:54am

A measurement of success in helping the world's poor

The lives of the world's poorest people have improved more rapidly in the past 15 years than ever before, and I am optimistic that we will do even better in the next 15 years. After all, human knowledge is increasing. We can see this in the development and declining costs of new medicines like HIV drugs, and in the creation of new seeds that allow poor farmers to be more productive.

7 Feb 2013 - 2:41am

Short Science, January 6, 2013

The frequency and volatility of El Nino, a weather pattern that hammers the tropical Pacific Ocean every five years or so, does not seem linked to climate change, US research shows. 

6 Jan 2013 - 4:57am

Three medical leaps that could transform disease treatments

More than once last year, researchers described leaps in medical science that were so breathtaking, and held so much potential for patients, that they immediately joined the list of fields to watch in the year ahead. In most cases, the work was, and is, at an early stage and its success far from certain. But some may go down in history for transforming how medicine is done.

6 Jan 2013 - 2:48am

Xi's wife Peng Liyuan supports HIV kids

A day after Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping visited a community clinic treating HIV/Aids patients in Beijing, his wife, Peng Liyuan, held hands with children infected with the virus.

4 Dec 2012 - 3:45am

Letters to the Editor, December 4, 2012

A full-page advert from the manufacturers of formula milk states we should "Help Mothers Make the Right Choice" (November 23) by allowing formula companies to continue promoting their products in Hong Kong.

5 Dec 2012 - 3:10am 2 comments

Li Keqiang's meeting with NGOs injects new life into HIV/Aids fight

In the week leading up to yesterday's World Aids Day, the mainland's NGO community was abuzz over a meeting that premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang called with representatives from grass-roots HIV/Aids prevention groups.

2 Dec 2012 - 3:29am

Volunteer doctors give hope to mainland HIV/Aids patients

A group of doctors in Nanjing has volunteered to provide medical care to HIV/Aids patients who are shunned by mainland hospitals when awaiting surgery.

1 Dec 2012 - 4:01am

Li Keqiang reaches out to help Aids victims

Premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang's overtures to non-governmental organisations working in the field of HIV/Aids prevention and treatment resonate with the theme for World Aids Day today: "Working Together for an AIDS-Free Generation".

1 Dec 2012 - 2:41am