Review of HIV/AIDS in 2016 and update on hepatitis A in high-risk males 28/02/2017
A total of 692 additional cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection were reported to the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) in 2016, compared with 725 in 2015.
Reviewing the HIV/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) situation in Hong Kong at a press conference today (February 28), the Consultant (Special Preventive Programme) of the CHP, Dr Kenny Chan, said that sexual transmission remained the major mode of HIV transmission.
> Review of HIV/AIDS in 2016 and update on hepatitis A in high-risk males
> Latest HIV/AIDS Statistics
Vaccination for high-risk male attendees to control hepatitis A outbreak 02/02/2017
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (February 2) announced that in view of an unusual increased number of hepatitis A cases among men who have sex with men (MSM) positive for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV+) in recent months, one-off hepatitis A vaccination would be arranged for MSM attending designated public clinical services, with an aim of controlling an outbreak of viral hepatitis A in HIV+ MSM.
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New iCE Programme (CME/CNE/PEM activity) available 12/12/2016
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 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