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We are proud to announce that Prof Roy Chan has been awarded “National Outstanding Clinician” award.” This exciting news of him winning the award has filled us with extreme joy and pleasure.
The news of his winning did not come as a surprise. Having known the amount of hard work he puts in everything he does, this award serves as a recognition of his dedication. Since the very beginning, we have all seen him thrive hard to achieve the best results. His sincerity and passion to excel has borne such fruitful results. Heartiest Congratulations Prof Roy Chan!
As a student in a tertiary institute, Brandon (not his real name) is used to taking tests.
But this was one examination that the 20-year-old had hoped to get a negative result on – a test for HIV.
Just after his 19th birthday, Brandon came down with a month-long fever.
Speaking to The New Paper on the condition of anonymity, Brandon said that back then, he told his parents and friends that it was dengue fever.
Deep down however, he suspected it was something more serious.
“I figured that it’s my problem so I have to deal with it myself, that’s why I went for the test alone. I didn’t want to rely on others,” said Brandon, who went to the Action for Aids (AFA) clinic in Kelantan Lane to get tested.
When the results were ready, an AFA volunteer took him to a “large, empty room” and broke the news to him.
The number of infections among gays and other MSM reported in 2015 in Singapore was the highest ever since the start of the epidemic. This follows the drop in the number of infections in 2014 compared to 2013, and it is a disheartening statistic.
SINGAPORE – For more than two decades, foreigners infected with HIV have not been allowed to set foot in Singapore. However, the ban on those entering on short-term visit passes was lifted on April 1, The Straits Times has found out.
The ban remains for long-term visitors, such as those looking to work in Singapore or those who want to accompany a child studying here, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed.
AfA is proud to be a selected partner of Emergenetic’s SG50 community initiative.
In celebration of Singapore’s jubilee, Emergenetics International is partnering with their trained associates to design and conduct 50 pro bono workshops for leadership and management teams of non-profit organisations in Singapore as a way of giving back by empowering the key stakeholders who are making a difference.
Expressions of Interest are requested from health IT software vendors or developers to provide the first stage of a system to computerise the documentation and workflow of the Anonymous Testing Service. The ATS is one of the testing and support services offered by Action For Aids Singapore, a charity focused on prevention of HIV infection.
We are proud to be part of Youth Got Heart 2015. Since 2008, Raffles Institution’s (Year 5-6) Interact Club have been organising the annual Youth Got Heart (YGH). YGH 2015 is also marking SG50 here at Toa Payoh Hub Atrium. Drop by and find out more about AfA or to sign up as a volunteer. About Youth Got […]
A new lab-made antibody can suppress HIV for up to 28 days after only a single dose, researchers at the Rockefeller University in New York have found.
Their work was published in the journal Nature on 8 April and was the first time that a new generation of HIV antibodies had been tested in humans.
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