Local HIV/AIDS situation in 2013 reviewed
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
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
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.
details of new HIV treatment guide
Seminar to medical practitioners - Update on HIV Infection,
Treatment and Prevention
The 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.
Blueprint for AIDS Strategies 2012 – 2016
following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Advisory Council
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.
releases of "Blueprint for AIDS Strategies 2012 – 2016 published"