Sex and the TeenAider

Here's the good news - Hong Kong's HIV infection rate is relatively low compared with those in other parts of the world.

Sunday, 27 November, 2011, 12:00am

Researcher makes the case for HIV prevention

A Hong Kong researcher's study of a large-scale HIV prevention programme in India has been published in a leading medical journal.

Dr Mary Ng Tan-hung and her team's research found that a five-year programme which spent US$256 million in six Indian states had successfully prevented 100,178 HIV infections.

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Health bites

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4 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

HIV a growing problem among the elderly

A 64-year-old man says his wife scolded him and used him as a punching bag after he was diagnosed with HIV about three months ago. He's now been in a Shanghai hospital for two months and doesn't want to go home.

5 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Patients given organs from HIV carrier

Organ transplant operations at a renowned hospital in Taiwan could be suspended after a medical blunder last week that resulted in five patients receiving organs from an HIV-positive donor.

29 Aug 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

Majority of newly infected on mainland heterosexual

When Wang Long began work raising awareness of HIV and Aids in Hangzhou's gay community in 2004, barely 1 per cent of those who volunteered to be tested carried the virus or had the disease.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

HIV infection of HK gays on mainland doubles

2 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

At the very least, you want to know if your condom is real

Some 700,000 ultra-thin condoms disappeared on their way from Malaysia to Japan last week. Sagami Rubber Industries found a container empty and its locks replaced when it arrived in Tokyo. A Malaysian police spokesman said: 'We take the matter of the missing condoms very seriously.'

12 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Group battles mindset over use of condoms

The incentive to use a condom is lower when people are in a relationship or married to their sex partner, a survey shows.

7 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

One in 11 men in HK admit using prostitutes

About nine per cent of men in Hong Kong have visited a female prostitute in the past six months, with a quarter neglecting to use a condom.

The finding was revealed in a Chinese University study released to coincide with World Aids Day today.

1 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Sex pest gets second sentence

A sex pest who duped a woman with a mental age of 10 into unprotected sex, causing a pregnancy that was later aborted, was jailed for four years yesterday. Cham Kai-man, 47, was convicted of four counts of intercourse with a mentally incapacitated person.

29 May 2010 - 12:00am

The game that isn't worth the consequences - there's no protection

A writer who once rolled with the drugs gangs in Canada described a little-discussed problem with breaking the law: once you step outside it, you are no longer protected by it. You have to accept consequences that normal citizens do not. 'Compensated dating' - prostitution - is no different.

16 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Heartache of the Aids whistle-blower forced to live in exile

Over the past six months, 82-year-old Dr Gao Yaojie has often woken up in tears, only to find herself in a cosy Texas bedroom.

In her dreams, she can reach home by crossing a river. But when she wakes up, she is separated from her Henan home by an ocean and the central government's suppression of her campaign to speak up for mainland Aids patients.

19 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Priest who stole condoms bound over

A priest who took a pack of condoms without paying was placed on a good-behaviour bond yesterday in Fanling Court. Stephen Leung Wing-seen, who took the condoms, worth HK$115.90, from a Mannings store in a Tai Po shopping mall on June 14 after paying for other items, was bound over in the sum of HK$2,000 for one year. He said he had absent-mindedly taken the condoms.

9 Jan 2010 - 12:00am