Paint the town red

Pedder Red, the younger and more affordable sister of luxury accessories boutique On Pedder, recently opened a flagship in the heart of Central. Filling the space is a range of special and limited-edition products.

Sunday, 6 January, 2008, 12:00am

Seven in 10 students don't carry condoms

More than seven out of 10 sexually active tertiary students don't carry condoms, a Chinese University Student Press and Sex Society survey has found. 'Condoms were not available' was the most common reason given for why they did not use them when having sex. Efforts to promote safer sex were not adequate, the study found.

18 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Pet owner shocked by condom find in dog biscuits

A dog owner was shocked to find that a small packet inside a bag of dog treats, which he assumed was for keeping the treats fresh, was a wrapped condom.

Voice actor Michael Pizzuto said he had found the condom in a 250 gram bag of Pedigree's dog biscuits made in Beijing.

17 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Immune efficiency

People should never think that HIV is far away from their daily lives. The disease has no borders, it is a global pandemic.' That's the ominous warning from Chen Zhiwei, head of Hong Kong's effort in battling the Aids virus.

17 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Parties, drugs tied to spread of HIV

Sex parties and use of soft drugs could have contributed to the spread of HIV among three clusters of Hong Kong men who have genetically linked infections, the Centre for Health Protection said.

14 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Up to 50m Chinese face Aids risk

UN agencies working on HIV/Aids prevention in China warned yesterday that up to 50 million people on the mainland are exposed to great risk of infection and called on the government to show firm leadership.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

HIV-positive counsellor puts on a brave face to help others, but job takes its toll

Just seven months into his new job as an HIV/Aids counsellor at the Beijing Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, the tiredness on Gao Fei's face gives away the wear and tear his new job has wreaked on him.

Mr Gao, 42, is arguably the first full-time counsellor with HIV/Aids hired by mainland authorities to reach out to people living with the condition.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

A sense of what it is like to have Aids

A quick reminder that tomorrow is World Aids Day and if you believe you can't understand someone until you walk in their shoes, then Crossroads International has created a new simulated 'X-perience' where participants can get a first-hand sense of what it's like to have Aids or be at high risk of contracting HIV from four different perspectives.

30 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Alarm at HIV risk from men seeking sex across border

Health authorities are being urged to do more, and soon, to stop the spread of the virus that causes Aids by men who cross the border to have sex with other men.

30 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

500,000 may not know they have HIV: UNAids

Health ministry-UN report lifts estimates of people living with HIV/Aids to 700,000

Up to half a million mainland people living with HIV/Aids are not aware of their infections, according to a joint assessment of the HIV/Aids epidemic on the mainland.

30 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Volunteers face a testing time

Condom maker Durex is asking volunteers to test its products. For your pleasure, you will be provided with three different types of condoms, a vibrating ring - don't ask me how it works - and a lubricant that heats up on contact. You and your partner probably need to fill in a questionnaire afterwards.

24 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Art therapy an outlet for Aids orphans

Children's pain at loss on display in foundation's exhibition

The painting is beautiful - a landscape with a bright red sun, lush green mountains, white birds and colourful plants.

What is different about it are the gravestones in the foreground, inscribed with the words 'my dad', 'my uncle' and 'my grandpa'.

23 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Migrants blamed for Beijing HIV/Aids surge

The number of people in Beijing with HIV/Aids increased by a massive 53.7 per cent to 4,663 in the first 10 months of this year, it was reported yesterday.

Migrant populations accounted for more than 75 per cent of new HIV/Aids infections in the capital, according to the Beijing Municipal Health Bureau.

22 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Delivering hope where there was none

Aids charity offers a brighter future to mainland children blighted by virus

Xiao Tian, 12, has lived alone in a mudbrick kitchen since the other parts of his home collapsed in a rainstorm last year. The room has neither electricity nor running water.

16 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Rules relaxed for HIV carriers

The mainland plans to relax rules barring HIV/Aids carriers from entering the country, a Health Ministry spokesman said.

Mao Qunan said immigration regulations prohibiting HIV carriers from entering the country were being amended, as people now had better knowledge about the disease.

13 Nov 2007 - 12:00am