CHP reviews local HIV/AIDS situation in second quarter of 2016


Click to enlarge the graph showing Annual and Cumulative HIV/AIDS Statistics in Hong Kong

A total of 188 additional cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection were reported to the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) in the second quarter of 2016, bringing the cumulative total of reported HIV infections to 8 053 since 1984.

Reviewing the HIV/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) situation in Hong Kong at a press conference today (August 30), the Consultant (Special Preventive Programme) of the CHP, Dr Wong Ka-hing, said that sexual transmission remained the major mode of HIV transmission.

> CHP reviews local HIV/AIDS situation in second quarter of 2016

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New iCE Programme (CME/CNE/PEM activity) available


The new iCE programme is now available. Obtain CME/CNE/PEM points by reading through the articles and passing the test within the validity period.

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New Document

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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