Tag: HIV

3.5 years of jail time for HIV+ man who refused screening

Singapore — A Malaysian man who refused to screen for HIV for years, later tested positive for the condition and may have spread it to others. He received a 3.5-year jail sentence on Thursday, September 5. Although he suspected that he had been exposed to...

Man jailed 19 months for withholding HIV-positive status from two prostitutes he had sex with

Singapore—On July 26, Friday, a HIV-positive man was fined S$2,500 and jailed for 19 months for not revealing his condition to two prostitutes he had engaged in sexual intercourse with.   Earlier, the unnamed man pleaded guilty to two charges under the Infectious Diseases Act for...

Gay men at risk of contracting HIV amongst others : NUS study

Singapore—For the first time, researchers are putting a number on possible infections among groups who are at risk of contracting HIV in the country. Researchers from the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have estimated that around...

Over 600 people test HIV positive in Pakistan city

Islamabad, Pakistan | AFP | Sunday 5/26/2019  by Nasir JAFFRY Pakistan said on Sunday over 600 people, most of them children, had tested HIV positive in a city in the southern Sindh province. Concern grew after hundreds of people were allegedly infected by a doctor using a contaminated syringe in Rato Dero city...

What do you know about HIV in Singapore

By Dr Muhd Taufiq, Dr Tan & Partners clinic (DTAP Clinic) 1. What is HIV and how is it usually transmitted? HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). It cannot be transmitted through kissing. The most common way a...

Ex-policeman runs a brothel, has sex without disclosing he is HIV-positive

A former policeman pleaded guilty on Wednesday, February 13, at the State Courts to one count of allowing his rental unit to be used as a brothel and another count of living off the earnings of prostitutes. The ex-officer also pleaded guilty to engaging in...

HIV testing: Confidentiality not the biggest challenge

Out of 20 onlookers, only six could recognise - from a distance - the Action for Aids’  Mobile HIV Testing and Counselling Service van, which first started in 2011. But little does anyone know that the service has seen nearly 2,000 clients in the last...

Aids group: Let's talk about insurance

By Shaun Poon Singapore's Non-government Organisation for HIV and AIDS has called for a discussion with insurers on the provision of coverage plans for HIV and AIDS patients. The call was issued in an Action for AIDS (AFA) press release referring to India's Insurance Regulatory...