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In Loving Memory of Bernice

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing away of Benjamin Bernice Gho. He used to front several local gay bar, namely MOX and Does Your Mother Know (DYMK) and a “mother” to many.

We in AfA who have known him closely are still trying to come to terms with this sad, tragic news. We have known Ben for many years and are devastated to learn of his passing.

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AfA presents Red Ribbon Awards to British High Commission & Luxasia Foundation

This year, we were honoured to present the Awards to two remarkable organisations with whom we have enjoyed significant partnerships: The British High Commission and Luxasia Foundation. At the event to receive the Awards were His Excellency Scott Wightman, British High Commissioner to Singapore, and Mr Patrick Chong, Chairman of Luxasia Foundation.

Ex-swim Star Wins Healthcare Award

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!

Student, 20, with HIV afraid to tell his parents

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.

Ban on entry into Singapore eased for foreigners with HIV

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.