Local HIV/AIDS situation in 2013 reviewed


Click to enlarge the graph showing Annual and Cumulative HIV/AIDS Statistics in Hong Kong A total of 559 new cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infections were reported to the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) in 2013, compared with 513 cases in 2012.

Reviewing the local HIV/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) situation at a press conference today (February 25), the Consultant (Special Preventive Programme) of the CHP, Dr Wong Ka-hing, said that sexual transmission remained the major mode of HIV transmission in Hong Kong.

Dr Wong stressed the importance of proper use of condoms in reducing the risk of contracting HIV.

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New HIV treatment guide for digital age


New HIV treatment guide for digital ageEver since the discovery of the HIV virus in the early 1980s, scientific advances have progressed at such a remarkable pace that it is hard to catch up with the latest developments. The Department of Health Centre for Health Protection joined the Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases of the Chinese University of Hong Kong to produce an updated HIV Manual, which is officially released on 27 September 2013.

One unique feature of the new Manual is its availability in digital format. HIV Manual 3rd edition is housed at its designated internet website. For the convenience of mobile phone users, it can be downloaded as an Android App from Google Play or iPhone App from iTunes. The print version is in limited supply from Centre for Health Protection.

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Seminar to medical practitioners - Update on HIV Infection, Treatment and Prevention


Image of the certificate of trainingThe seminar titled "Update on HIV Infection, Treatment and Prevention" jointly organised by the Department of Health and Hong Kong Medical Association was held on 29 August 2013 for medical practitioners to raise awareness of their roles in HIV prevention and testing.

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New Document

Blueprint for AIDS Strategies 2012 – 2016 published


Image of the Recommended HIV/AID Strategies for Hong Kong 2012-2016 The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Advisory Council on AIDS:

The Hong Kong Advisory Council on AIDS (ACA) published today (22, March) a document entitled "On firmer ground, strengthening the Hong Kong response" to guide the development of Hong Kong's HIV/AIDS programme for the next five years.

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