Hong Kong HIV/AIDS situation in second quarter of 2019
A total of 137 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 2019, bringing the cumulative total of reported HIV infections to 9,998 since 1984.
Reviewing the latest HIV/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) situation in Hong Kong at a press conference today (August 27), the Consultant (Special Preventive Programme) of the CHP, Dr Kenny Chan, said that sexual transmission remained the major mode of HIV transmission and stressed the importance of consistent and proper use of condoms in reducing the risk of contracting HIV.
World AIDS Campaign 2018 - "Power of Love"
Under the theme "Power of Love", the Red Ribbon Centre launched a series of activities to raise awareness on HIV. Activities include: (1) Inviting Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) from various sectors of the community to share on their social media platforms the messages about HIV prevention and acceptance of people living with HIV; (2) A ceremony to commemorate the World AIDS Day; (3) Roadshow sessions at popular nightlife hot spots for promoting safer sex and HIV testing; (4) Production of a viral video to raise public awareness of early testing for HIV.