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HIV/Aids

World AIDS Day comes early this year for hardened Henan activists

With World AIDS Day 2012 falling on a Saturday, a second protest is set to take place today say activists who see it as the last chance to gain attention until this same time next year.

Friday, 30 November, 2012, 10:32am

Aids patients march through Beijing

More than 100 HIV/Aids patients from Henan, where future premier Li Keqiang held senior government or Communist Party posts for six years, took to the streets of Beijing yesterday, calling on the party's new leadership to meet their demands for more attention and better care.

30 Nov 2012 - 3:23am

China Aids activists sceptical of Li Keqiang’s outreach

Chinese Aids activists on Thursday accused the Communist Party’s new No 2 Li Keqiang of hypocrisy after he called for more non-government efforts to fight the disease.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Li Keqiang wants tax breaks for NGOs specialising in Aids/HIV work

Premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang has asked the Ministry of Finance to arrange a pilot programme that would give tax breaks to NGOs specialising in HIV/Aids prevention, as part of the government's attempt to reach out to grass-roots groups to help fight the disease.

29 Nov 2012 - 4:41am

Erasing HIV stigma in Hong Kong still has a way to go

A young doctor said to be HIV positive committed suicide in March. His death was splashed across the media, and the public reacted with fear and ignorance. Sadly, if we do not do our best to eliminate the stigma associated with HIV, there may be other, similar, tragedies in Hong Kong.

29 Nov 2012 - 2:48am

Premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang meets Aids activists

Premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang held an unusual meeting with Aids activists from across the nation, the latest indication that the new leadership aims to project a more proactive and inclusive image.

28 Nov 2012 - 4:45pm

Aids charity spreads message of hope

What saddens Esther Choi Siu-fong the most is when HIV and Aids patients lose the will to live. But the Society for Aids Care programme director has also met others who strive to cope with their disease, which brings Choi immense joy.

She has helped some of her patients give birth to HIV-free babies through their Mother-to-Children Transmission Prevention Programme, for example.

26 Nov 2012 - 4:22am

Experience HIV 'first hand' at Crossroads event

I knew I had to talk to Alexandra, my 14-year-old daughter, about HIV/Aids, but had been putting it off, not knowing how to explain the issues correctly.

Crossroad's Aids X-perience is a simulation of real-life situations that help others "step into the shoes" of those affected by HIV/Aids.

25 Nov 2012 - 10:41am

Vice-Premier weighs in on HIV patients hospital rejection

Tianjin's Health Bureau says a hospital that rejected a lung cancer patient after finding out he was infected with HIV will face serious punishment.

23 Nov 2012 - 3:13am

Quest for hermitage spawns educational scheme in Yunnan

Growing up in Beijing, Li Yang was first drawn to the romantic idea of living like a hermit in the picturesque mountains of southwestern Yunnan , on the border with Myanmar. But chasing the dream opened another door for Li, now 30, and her husband, Dutch artist and linguist Dr Anton Lustig.

11 Nov 2012 - 5:36am