Navigation Links
Hong Kong, Guangdong Province To Increase Joint HIV/AIDS Surveillance

Hong Kong and China's Guangdong province will increase joint HIV surveillance and prevention efforts, which they began in 2003, to reduce the spread// of the virus after both governments reported record numbers of HIV cases in 2006, China Daily reports.

According to China Daily, the Hong Kong Department of Health reported 373 new HIV cases last year, an increase of 19% from 313 cases reported in 2005. Guangdong reported 4,823 new HIV cases from January 2006 to October 2006, an increase of 8.4% from the same period in 2005, China Daily reports.

According to Yu Dewen, spokesperson for the Guangdong health authority, because many new HIV cases are transmitted sexually, the two health departments will "launch a series of education campaigns to increase public awareness" about HIV/AIDS.

Lo Wing-lok, a microbiologist from Hong Kong, said that both governments should increase their HIV education campaigns. "The public must be made aware that AIDS is a serious disease that can leave them unable to work and puts a heavy burden on their families," Lo said, adding, "They should also know that the medicines used to treat the disease have side effects."

Lo also said that the governments should offer access to no-cost checkups to Hong Kong men living on the mainland and to commercial sex workers in Hong Kong. Lo said that all sex workers previously had access to no-cost medical care, but a new policy requires nonresidents to pay for health services, which cost about $128.

According to Lo, the new policy "discourages" sex workers from seeking medical care and creates a "greater public health risk." Guangdong offers medical checkups and treatment for HIV-positive people from both Guangdong and Hong Kong at 145 hospitals, according to China Daily.

In addition, the Hong Kong health department has established centers in 13 cities throughout the region to track and monitor HIV, China Daily reports.

Source-Kaiser Family Foundation
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Guangdong health official says SARS can be prevented and treated
2. Dye-Contaminated Fish From Guangdong
3. Bangkoks Public Health Ministry Clears The Northern Province Of Bird Flu Epidemic
4. Wait Times For Kidney Transplants Differ With Provinces: Report
5. Chinese Province Offers Free Treatment to HIV/AIDS Patients
6. Use of Cellular Phones associated with Increased risk of Brain Tumors
7. Increase in sugar...decrease in brain function!!!
8. Increase in tobacco deaths
9. Increased Heart Attack Risk From Celebrex,Vioxx
10. Deep Sleep Doesnt Increase Memory
11. Allergy Risk Increased by Kerosene Use
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/31/2016)... ... May 31, 2016 , ... TeaZa® Energy, LLC announces the launch ... World No Tobacco Day . The new flavor—Tropical TeaZa? Energy—will be available to ... , The new flavor is best described as a juicy, taste bud takeover. ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... , ... Dr. Charles A. Ditta attained his Doctor of Medical Dentistry Degree ... 1986, where he graduated in the top ten percentile of his class. Dr. Ditta ... He has been a member in good standing for thirty years in the American ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... 2016 , ... CURE Media Group , the nation’s ... Cancer and Careers to its Advocacy Spotlight Partnership program ... careers while fighting cancer. , As partners, both organizations will supply timely information ...
(Date:5/30/2016)... ... May 30, 2016 , ... "This plugin comes with ... Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , TransPack Volume 7 features ... Choose from abstract transitions to more simple wipes with blur & drop shadow ...
(Date:5/30/2016)... ... May 30, 2016 , ... Another ER facility operated by ... at 3960 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX and is open 24 hours daily. , First ... by a medical open house. The Jasper High School band entertained attendees and accepted ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/31/2016)... May 31, 2016  Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: ... that Phil Hagerman , Chairman & CEO, and ... Blair 36 th Annual Growth Stock Conference in ... Mr. Whelan are scheduled to present at the conference on ... live audio-only webcast of the presentation and related presentation materials ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... COTTAGE, New York , May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... as an essential ingredient in food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, ... end, representing revenues worth US$ 1.6 Bn. ... gels, cosmetics products, juices, and yogurts will continue its ... and wellness trend will also boost positive sentiment on ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... 2016 , Isansys  Lifecare, a new ... Status Engine wireless patient monitoring platform, as it ships more ... Germany , Scotland and ... generation system, launched earlier this year, is now being used ... , This new technology significantly enhances the user ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: