Beware hair bands made with condoms

Be careful if you want to buy hair bands on the mainland: hair bands made of condoms have been found in Dongguan and Guangzhou, according to a mainland media report.

Monday, 12 November, 2007, 12:00am

Worries over third cluster of HIV cases

Record rise in infections with Aids virus rings alarm bells

The discovery of a third cluster of HIV infections and the rapidly increasing number of new cases in the city is setting off alarm bells among health officials and Aids activists.

31 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Aids visit puts smiles on faces

University of Hong Kong student Daisy Chee Ming-chu was pleasantly surprised by what she and her schoolmates saw when they visited an orphanage in an Aids-stricken village in Henan province .

Instead of seeing sad faces, the visitors saw cheerful looks on the HIV-infected children they met at the orphanage.

28 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Volunteers sought for condom kit 'party'

Volunteers are being sought to help pack 30,000 safer sex kits in Lan Kwai Fong this afternoon.

Aids Concern, a non-governmental organisation, is seeking 20 to 30 more volunteers to help pack condoms into the kits at Club 1997 from noon to 4pm. It has recruited about 20 helpers already.

12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Aids no bar to success

A group of children from Aids-affected families in central China had a rare opportunity to visit famous landmarks in Beijing last month.

The trip, including tours of museums and skyscrapers, was part of a six-day programme aimed at supporting children whose parents have died or are suffering from the deadly disease.

7 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Walking in the shoes of Aids sufferers

Exhibition allows public to experience lives of people at risk from HIV

6 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Web of terror

A mysterious lump on her bottom prompted Lily Chung to try self-diagnosis on the internet. 'It was one of those things you just didn't want to take to a doctor,' says the 42-year-old teacher, who prefers not to disclose her real name.

23 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

140,000 orphaned by Aids, says Unicef

Epidemic claims thousands of parents

The mainland has an estimated 140,000 children who have lost at least one parent to Aids, but government efforts to give them financial assistance are falling short, a UN agency said yesterday.

9 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Let's talk about sex

A group of student volunteers are visiting teen hangouts and public housing estates in the New Territories after midnight to counsel young people about safe sex.

The volunteers are with Kissing You, a project launched by Aids Concern and the Hong Kong Children & Youth Services.

16 May 2007 - 12:00am

Beijing targets halving of HIV cases

Vaccine development to top agenda to 2010

The mainland has spelled out science and technology plans to combat the country's Aids pandemic in a key document that vows to cut the infection and death rate by half within five years, Xinhua reported.

8 May 2007 - 12:00am

Slum dweller's love breaks stigma of Aids orphans

Mother inspires poor families in Chennai to foster HIV-positive children

Slum dwellers in Chennai have become role models in the battle against HIV and discrimination, as they follow the example of Soorya Gajendran to become foster parents to India's tragic Aids orphans.

16 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Suffer the children

A young Zulu man in a black cowboy hat and brown 'HIV-positive'

T-shirt stares at his audience and asks in a loud voice: 'How do you get Aids? The ones who give the right answer get a free toy.'

14 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Scholar says bad policies at root of HIV problems

Beijing's HIV/Aids prevention strategy continues to be hindered by bad policies despite major improvements from the central government in increasing public awareness about the deadly disease and health care for infected patients, says an influential American scholar.

12 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

talk back

Q Should the ruling on the gay marriage programme be reversed?

The answer is yes. The Broadcasting Authority insists that the ruling on the gay marriage programme is correctly made, because it only talks about the pros of gay marriage.

15 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Non-HK prostitutes may get free HIV tests

Proposal a response to the relentless increase in the city's infection rate

Health Department director Lam Ping-yan yesterday bowed to pressure from legislators and said the government would consider giving free HIV tests to non-resident prostitutes working in the city to try to stem the rising number of HIV infections.

13 Mar 2007 - 12:00am