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HIV/Aids

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.

Wednesday, 1 December, 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

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.

5 Dec 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