GOVERNOR Chris Patten yesterday warned Hong Kong against becoming complacent about AIDS, saying there was a danger the territory's low number of recorded carriers could lull people into false security. He also said anti-discrimination laws to protect people with AIDS was an option the Government would look into if education failed to stamp out prejudices. Speaking after a tour of the AIDS Concern Service Centre in Chai Wan, Mr Patten said there was still a need for more education about AIDS and a change in society's behaviour. ''Figures in Hong Kong may look lower than figures elsewhere, but there is the ever-present danger of those figures rising rapidly,'' he said. He said the territory's low figures were ''a good reason to work to make sure the number doesn't get higher''. ''I hope Hong Kong will give leadership for the region, other countries can follow the example set by us.'' On Tuesday an international AIDS expert, Professor Jonathan Mann, said Asia was only at the beginning of its epidemic. Mr Patten said he agreed with Professor Mann and called for everyone to ''listen closely to what he has to say''. ''People used to say that AIDS was a problem for North America, Africa and western Europe but not a problem for Asia. Well now, alas, people know better.''