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HIV/Aids

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.

Wednesday, 30 May, 2012, 12:00am

Everyone benefits when we speak up against stigma

The recent suicide of a young doctor who was allegedly living with HIV is a tragic reminder, once again, of the destructiveness of stigma and discrimination.

26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Aids test law a step in wrong direction

Hong Kong health authorities do not compel people to identify themselves when voluntarily arranging an HIV test, an approach widely endorsed by HIV/Aids experts as crucial to tackling the epidemic. This policy is designed to ensure that people will not be discouraged from taking the test out of fear of stigma and discrimination, or even for admitting their possible exposure to the virus.

14 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Call for doctors to declare HIV status exaggerates risk of disease transmission

I am saddened by the call from a local concern group last month for the declaration of one's HIV status to be made mandatory in the health care profession.

The call was made in the wake of the suicide of a young HIV-infected doctor.

13 Apr 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

Letters

Wrong to reveal HIV victim's name

I am a general practitioner in London and was saddened to read the report about a surgeon who had jumped to his death in January and that a post mortem revealed that he had HIV ('140 patients of HIV doctor to be given tests, March 27).

6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Corrections & Clarifications

In the story headlined 'Hospital staff 'must declare HIV status'' published on page C2 on March 24, the number of phone calls received on the public hotline as of March 23 was 46, not 64.

27 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

140 patients of H.I.V. doctor to be given tests

Viral tests and counselling services will be provided to 140 patients who had surgery performed by a doctor found to be HIV-positive after his death - the first move of its kind in Hong Kong.

27 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Hospital staff 'must declare HIV status'

The apparent suicide of an HIV-positive public hospital doctor has raised questions over the risk of medical workers and patients contracting the virus - and led to calls for compulsory HIV disclosure for both groups.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Hospital staff 'must declare HIV status'

The apparent suicide of an HIV-positive public hospital doctor has raised questions over the risk of medical workers and patients contracting the virus - and led to calls for compulsory HIV disclosure for both groups.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am