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HIV/Aids

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Health official reports on HIV/Aids

Tuesday, 13 March, 2012, 12:00am

Lessons from an earlier battle

Viral hepatitis B and C affect as many as 500 million people globally. Of those, about 340 million are from the Asia-Pacific region - 10 times the number of people living with HIV worldwide.

13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Education is the way out

I am writing in response to the Editor's letter 'Stop before it's too late' (Young Post, February 28). It is a shocking fact that children as young as 11 are engaged in compensated dating.

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Church v state on population policy

The Philippines is the most populous Catholic country in Asia. China is the most populous country in the world. It's interesting to observe their diametrically opposed government policies on birth control.

19 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Aids patients protest near ministry

More than a dozen Aids patients and their families petitioned near the Ministry of Finance compound in Beijing yesterday, ahead of today's World Aids Day, calling for the long-overdue implementation of central government funding intended to help children affected by HIV/Aids.

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Desperate HIV carriers go to war with hospitals

Meng Lin, an HIV carrier, made a difficult decision recently, for which he was overwhelmingly criticised online by medical professionals: he advised an HIV-positive friend who checked into hospital with an appendicitis not to reveal his status, for fear he would be turned away.

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

World Aids Day

What?

Today is World Aids Day. It is a chance for people around the world to join together in the fight against HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus. The virus destroys cells that help the body's immune system to work. As the immune system breaks down, people start to get serious infections. This condition is Aids, or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

Why?

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Raising awareness about Aids

Today is World Aids Day. This day is dedicated to raising awareness of the Aids pandemic caused by the spread of HIV. There are 33.3 million people worldwide, including 2.5 million children under 15, with HIV.

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Number of new HIV cases hits two-year high

The number of new HIV cases in Hong Kong hit a two-year high in the July-September quarter, with homosexual and bisexual activity significant factors in the infections, the Department of Health said yesterday.

It registered 113 new HIV cases, the most since the same period in 2009, when there were 123 cases, said special preventive programme consultant Dr Wong Ka-hing.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

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Leaders to mark World Aids Day

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am