Mosquito birth control could stop the spread of a number of serious diseases, and the UN is about to try sterilising male insects using radiation and getting them to mate with female mosquitoes (above) to reduce the mosquito population. Photo: Alamy

Release of sterile mosquitoes planned to limit spread of dengue fever, Zika virus and other deadly diseases

  • Mosquito-borne viruses including dengue and Zika threaten half the world’s population
  • The UN is about to test the sterilisation of male insects by radiation to control numbers by preventing them from fertilising females’ eggs
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Mosquito birth control could stop the spread of a number of serious diseases, and the UN is about to try sterilising male insects using radiation and getting them to mate with female mosquitoes (above) to reduce the mosquito population. Photo: Alamy
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HIV and Aids still carry a lot of stigma. International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2019 in Hong Kong. Photo: EPA-EFE/Jerome Favre

New HIV/Aids clinic offers help without stigma or judgement for Hongkongers

  • HIV and Aids still carry much stigma, mainly due to ignorance, especially about transmission and infection
  • Pulse Clinics are sexual health care venues for the LGBT community, helping patients without judging them
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HIV and Aids still carry a lot of stigma. International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2019 in Hong Kong. Photo: EPA-EFE/Jerome Favre
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