Corrections & clarifications

The story headlined 'HIV screening kicks off on theatrical note' on page A4 on Wednesday wrongly stated that only 56 people in Hong Kong had developed Aids since 1984. There have been 1,086 cases.

Saturday, 5 December, 2009, 12:00am

HIV spreads among elderly as lonely head to prostitutes

A growing number of elderly people on the mainland are contracting HIV, mostly through unsafe sex with prostitutes, officials say.

The Ministry of Health and UNAids estimate that the country has between 97,000 and 112,000 people infected with Aids.

1 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Even if you can't afford a flat you can still join the elite - by putting on a new condom

Everything has to be 'elite' in Hong Kong. There are elite schools - basically cram schools for the children of well-off families. There are the luxury flats, which are really overpriced shoeboxes that target the so-called elites, a code word for deep-pocketed mainland buyers.

28 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Where following safe-sex guidelines can be anything but safe

Safe sex on the mainland can make you sick, kill you or get your girlfriend pregnant. That's because up to a third of the prophylactics may be fake in some areas.

14 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Quotes of the Week

Whenever I walked past the sculpture, even nearby, people giggled, laughed and took photos in front of it.

Aids Concern's Loretta Wong Wai-kwan, referring to a mosaic of more than 60,000 condoms in Lan Kwai Fong created by Japanese prophylactic maker Okamoto and the Aids awareness group to set a Guinness World Record

14 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Condom incident highlights problem of high-rise litter

Property management companies in Shanghai are coming under increasing pressure to clamp down on high-rise litterbugs following an increasing number of complaints from their downstairs neighbours.

23 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

TV presenter spreads the news on Aids

CCTV-9 news presenter James Chau has been appointed a UNAids goodwill ambassador. He is the first person living on the mainland to be named by the United Nations to this humanitarian role. He lives in Beijing.

Why Aids?

30 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Quality tests find fewer faulty condoms

Leaky condoms can still be found across the city but there are fewer of them than four years ago, according to the Consumer Council's latest findings.

15 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Condom lawsuit may affect trademark policy

A failed attempt to register 'NAKED' as a trademark for condoms has led to another court hearing that could affect government policy on how trademarks are registered.

22 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Two babies infected with HIV by mothers in first quarter of year

Two babies were infected with HIV by their mothers in the first three months of this year, according to figures released by the Health Department yesterday.

There were 104 new HIV infections reported in the first quarter, taking the total to 4,151, with 1,047 confirmed Aids cases.

27 May 2009 - 12:00am

Medi watch

Stem cells bred to kill cancer tumours

25 May 2009 - 12:00am

A trail of pain and broken lives

While thousands of people are murdered every year from violence within rival cartels, the illegal drug trade often affects the young and poor the first and worst.

Take, for instance, teenagers Chris Ha Vo and Rachel Ann Diaz. The two will spend their early 20s in jail for attempting to traffic HK$1 million worth of heroin out of Hong Kong in 2006.

6 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Gay community deserves better than a judgmental attitude

The letter from Michael Cheung ('Citybus entitled to refuse request', January 13) serves again to show the ignorance of those who assume to judge the gay community as the singular deliverers of HIV/Aids.

20 Jan 2009 - 12:00am


Appreciate your family's love

Family love is essential in life. When we are under pressure, your home is a haven.

However, some teenagers don't appreciate their home life or family's support.

18 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Aids fight being lost to prejudice and ignorance

China's leaders were out in force on World Aids Day last week. President Hu Jintao visited a Beijing hospital, along with likely future premier Li Keqiang , to meet HIV-positive patients. Two days earlier, Premier Wen Jiabao was in Anhui , returning to some of the Aids-affected villages he had previously visited.

10 Dec 2008 - 12:00am