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Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Infections

China top spender in fight against Aids

The amount China spent on fighting HIV/Aids quadrupled to US$530 million last year from US$124 million in 2007, making the nation an important player in the global campaign against the disease, a UNAids report said yesterday.

Thursday, 19 July, 2012, 12:00am

Group urges more HIV tests for men

A health support group says men should have more HIV check-ups after a survey showed four out of five males have never tested for the virus.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Everyone benefits when we speak up against stigma

The recent suicide of a young doctor who was allegedly living with HIV is a tragic reminder, once again, of the destructiveness of stigma and discrimination.

26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Aids test law a step in wrong direction

Hong Kong health authorities do not compel people to identify themselves when voluntarily arranging an HIV test, an approach widely endorsed by HIV/Aids experts as crucial to tackling the epidemic. This policy is designed to ensure that people will not be discouraged from taking the test out of fear of stigma and discrimination, or even for admitting their possible exposure to the virus.

14 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

140 patients of H.I.V. doctor to be given tests

Viral tests and counselling services will be provided to 140 patients who had surgery performed by a doctor found to be HIV-positive after his death - the first move of its kind in Hong Kong.

27 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Hospital staff 'must declare HIV status'

The apparent suicide of an HIV-positive public hospital doctor has raised questions over the risk of medical workers and patients contracting the virus - and led to calls for compulsory HIV disclosure for both groups.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Hospital staff 'must declare HIV status'

The apparent suicide of an HIV-positive public hospital doctor has raised questions over the risk of medical workers and patients contracting the virus - and led to calls for compulsory HIV disclosure for both groups.

24 Mar 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

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

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

Cancer-causing virus found in public areas

A virus that can cause warts and more serious diseases has been found on escalator handrails, lift buttons and door handles in several busy districts of the city, according to a study released yesterday by the Society of Physicians of Hong Kong.

14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Researcher makes the case for HIV prevention

A Hong Kong researcher's study of a large-scale HIV prevention programme in India has been published in a leading medical journal.

Dr Mary Ng Tan-hung and her team's research found that a five-year programme which spent US$256 million in six Indian states had successfully prevented 100,178 HIV infections.

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

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4 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

HIV a growing problem among the elderly

A 64-year-old man says his wife scolded him and used him as a punching bag after he was diagnosed with HIV about three months ago. He's now been in a Shanghai hospital for two months and doesn't want to go home.

5 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

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