Testing is the key to effective HIV/Aids prevention

Published: October 17, 2014

South China Morning Post
Kylle Knott
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The Hong Kong AIDS Foundation has applauded the TestBKK event in Bangkok this October, saying HIV testing is recognised as key to preventing the virus from spreading.

"Bangkok’s first mass HIV testing event was an important one, taking into account the fact that 46 per cent of the men who have sex with men [MSM] who attended the Silom Community Clinic had never been tested," says Maple Lau, deputy director (programmes) of the foundation.

"The campaign would have also helped raise awareness of HIV/Aids among the target community, and encouraged those people to go for regular testing."

In Hong Kong, the number of new recorded cases is set to hit a record high for the fourth year running and may pass 600 for the first time, according to a government consultant.

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