Interview with Prof Roy Chan, former Director of the National Skin Centre and Founding President of Action for AIDS (Singapore). He explained why sexually-transmitted diseases are managed by dermatologists in Singapore, and also discussed the state of HIV social acceptance and management in Singapore
Sheen, 50, told NBC’s Today show he was diagnosed about four years ago and said the reason he disclosed the information was because he was being blackmailed.
“I am here to admit that I am in fact HIV positive,” Sheen said yesterday, saying he was “not entirely sure” how he acquired the virus.
“It’s a hard three letters to absorb,” he added.
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.
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 Heart
YGH is a roadshow that connects VWOs such as yourself with youth volunteers all over Singapore!
This year, YGH will be slightly different as we are a SG50 event! This is an extremely exciting prospect for all of us and we really do hope that you can be a part of it!
Date : 11 Feb 2015
Time : 12pm to 2pm
Venue : 1 Raffles Quay
Are you ready for Chinese New Year? Why not pick up some handmade decoration perfect for Chinese New Year !
These are made by persons living with HIV, and 100% of proceeds go towards helping them fund raise for medication And treatment cost.
Do drop by and show your support.
As the year draw to a close, we would like to take this chance to look back on a wonderful year, filled with activities, sweat and joy.
So here’s a huge thank you to all our volunteers, members and advocates. We couldn’t have done it without you. Let’s do it (even) better in 2015.
Song – Broke for Free – Night Owl http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_For_Free/Directionless_EP/
The Kaleidoscope, comprising solely of students from SIM-UB, started off with a dream. A dream to present great music for an even greater cause. Finally, it has all come to fruition.
We will be holding a music festival in conjunction with World AIDS Day 2014 featuring renowned local bands like A Vacant Affair, Aspectrum, The Summer State, Cashew Chemists, Sphaeras and Pleasantry.
Through our event, we hope to generate awareness among youths and reduce the stigma associated with people living with HIV/AIDS. Its time to change our perspectives and #RethinkAIDS!
This is a NON-TICKETED event, so please come and show your support because only you can make it happen. 22/11/2014 at Beep Studios, see you there!
Stay updated with us at–
FB Kaleidoscope Page: https://www.facebook.com/
FB Rethink AIDS event page: https://www.facebook.com/
November 2014 – As part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Kim Choo Kueh Chang’s has selected AfA as their choice CSR partner cum beneficiary.
From now till 20th Feb 2015, with every purchase of Kim Choo’s famous Crispy Pineapple Tarts, Kim Choo Kueh Chang will donate 10% of sales proceeds for the first 1000 bottles purchased.
Have you ever wondered why eat Pineapple Tarts during special festive seasons; Chinese Lunar New Year, Hari Raya, Deepavali & Christmas? The history of our local Pineapple Tarts tells of a story on how our shared heritage came to existence. At Kim Choo Kueh Chang Pte Ltd, they continue to share this story with their visitors when they visit their boutique shop along 109 East Coast Road. As our community partner, Kim Choo Kueh Chang Pte Ltd is pledging 10% of the sales on their tarts between 20th Oct 2014 to 20th Feb 2015 to the AfA Singapore to help raise funds and awareness for our efforts in serving our local community.
Alternatively, you can donate to us online to support our cause.
AfA would like to thank you, and Kim Choo Kueh Chang for the generous support.
Purchase Pineapple Tarts
Please do visit their website at http://www.kimchoo.com to find out more about their establishment.
Online Donation through Credit/Debit Card
Upon clicking “Donate”, you will be directed to an external page hosted by “MC Payment“, where the transaction will be completed, after which, you will be re-directed back here.
Requests for donation refunds can be made via AFA or the card-issuing bank/ company should there be an error in the amount of donation payment, if the donor wants to retract his/her donations or if there was unauthorised usage of the credit or debit card for the donation.
Other ways to donate