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HIV Infections in Hong Kong on the Rise

Hong Kong's number of new HIV diagnoses recorded between July and September -- 123 -- fell just two short of its highest quarterly total ever, logged two years ago. The city of 7 million's total HIV caseload has reached 4,372. Also in the most recent...

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Northwest China Province Requires HIV Carriers to Inform Partners

A regulation recently adopted by the health department in Gansu province requires people with HIV/AIDS to inform their sexual partners within one month of their diagnosis. It also states that HIV/AIDS patients have a responsibility to persuade their ...

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Yao Ming in Campaign to Fight HIV Stigma in China: UN

Chinese NBA superstar Yao Ming is helping a UN campaign to fight stigma against those who are HIV-positive in China.

The campaign will use more than 30,000 posters of Ming and his fans, including some HIV-positive ones, as well as videos in 12 Chine...

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China Warns Gay Transmission of AIDS Gaining Pace

Observing World AIDS Day, officials in China on Tuesday warned that the epidemic is now spread mainly through sex, and that disease-related stigma is not helping matters. "The AIDS epidemic has already spread from high-risk groups to ordinary people,...

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HIV/AIDS Project in China Reduces Discrimination Among Migrant Workers

A three-year HIV/AIDS educational project that reached out to 50 million migrant workers in China resulted in their becoming "less prone to discriminate against people infected with HIV/AIDS," according to a recent study, Agence France-Presse reports...

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Beijing Sees Increase In HIV/AIDS Cases

During the first five months of 2008, 501 cases of HIV/AIDS cases have been confirmed in Beijing - "an 21.9 percent increase over the same period last year," China Daily/People's Daily Online reports (7/10). Gay men and other men who have sex with me...

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To Stop Spread of HIV, Prevention Campaigns in China Targeting Sex Workers, MSM

CNN examines China's efforts to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS by educating sex workers about the disease and prevention strategies. "It is estimated that some 700,000 people are living with HIV in China and there are about 50,000 new infections every y...

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CDC Report Examines HIV/AIDS in Chinese Province

A report by Chinese and U.S. researchers released last week in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report examined the spread of HIV in China's Guangdong province, Reuters reports. The team of researchers -- from CDC and the Guangdong Center for Dis...

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Chinese Society's Demand for Marriage May Be Helping the Spread of AIDS: Expert

Commenting on the results of a new study he led, a Qingdao University professor said Chinese society's strong expectation of marriage and its poor treatment of men who have sex with men (MSM) are forcing these men into heterosexual marriages and pote...

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New HIV Cases Hit Record High in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Center for Health Protection today reported that Hong Kong saw 435 new HIV cases in 2008, a 5 percent increase over the number of new cases in 2007. The report said 131 cases were attributed to heterosexual exposure; 145 to homosexual/b...