A total of 202 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 first quarter of 2017, bringing the cumulative total of reported HIV infections to 8 612 since 1984. Reviewing the latest HIV/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) situation in Hong Kong at a press conference today (May 19), the Consultant (Special Preventive Programme) of the CHP, Dr Kenny Chan, said that sexual transmission remained the major mode of HIV transmission.
Dr Chan stressed the importance of proper use of condoms in reducing the risk of contracting HIV. Men who have sex with men (MSM), who dominate the epidemic, are strongly urged to use a condom for safer sex.
“HIV is the cause of AIDS and, without treatment, about half of HIV-infected people will progress to AIDS within 10 years. HIV treatment prevents AIDS and significantly prolongs survival,” he said. Read more via Military Technologies