Statement on the Impact of Section 377A of the Penal Code on AIDS Prevention and Care

Section 377A strengthens and perpetuates stigma and discrimination of Men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) and Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV), and Action for AIDS firmly believes that the repeal of Section 377A will significantly strengthen HIV and STI Control Programmes in Singapore, not just for the gay and other homosexual men, but indeed for everyone.

AfA President Prof Roy Chan’s SDC National Day Message

As an active citizen, Prof Roy Chan helped set up AfA 30 years ago and is currently the president of AfA. His contributions have helped shaped many communities in Singapore including marginalized groups and individuals. The organization continues to empower and engaging persons living with HIV, ensuring that their voices are heard and needs met.

This video footage is a part of S’pore Discovery Centre’s National Day 2018 ‘We’re SG’ Special Exhibition. For more information about the exhibition, please visit www.sdc.com.sg.

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.

Lifewise Issue on Infectious Disease

Are We Ready For Battle?
With lessons learnt from the SARS epidemic, Singapore stands ready for the next major outbreak. With interview by our heros Ajmal and Avin Tan about how stigma and discrimination affects persons living with HIV.

Study on Predictors of HIV/AIDS Discrimination within the Singapore MSM community (Survey needed)

This study will measure the effect of internalized homophobia, HIV/AIDS knowledge, and personal responsibility beliefs as predictors of discrimination towards PLWHA within the MSM community, in the context of Singapore.

Professor Roy Chan explained why sexually-transmitted diseases are managed by dermatologists

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

XDR-TB spread person-to-person, not by failure of drug

XDR-TB spread person-to-person, not by failure of drug treatment


First published on http://www.aidsmap.com/ on 26 Feb 2015


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N Sarita Shah presenting at CROI 2015. Photo by Liz Highleyman, hivandhepatitis.com

The vast majority of people with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) diagnosed in the world’s most extensive outbreak have acquired their infection from another person, not as the result of the failure of treatment for multidrug-resistant strains of tuberculosis (MDR-TB), N Sarita Shah told the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2015) in Seattle, USA, on Wednesday.

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PrEP and ART could almost eliminate HIV infection

Combining PrEP and ART could almost eliminate HIV infection, east African study finds


First published on http://www.aidsmap.com/ on 26 Feb 2015


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Jared Baeten presenting at CROI 2015. Photo by Liz Highleyman, hivandhepatitis.com

Jared Baeten presenting at CROI 2015. Photo by Liz Highleyman, hivandhepatitis.com

Giving both pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and antiretroviral therapy (ART) to heterosexual couples where one partner has HIV (serodiscordant couples) can almost eliminate the chance of infection in the HIV-negative partner, a study presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2015) in Seattle, USA, yesterday has shown.

This study was a first in a number of ways. It is the first to combine the ideas of PrEP and of ‘treatment as prevention’ in a systematic and sequenced way. It is the first large study in Africa to use a ‘risk score’ specifically to target the intervention to those most at risk of HIV. And it is the first study of treatment as prevention to document near-elimination of HIV transmission not just from the HIV-positive partner in a serodiscordant couple, but also from extramarital partners. Read more

Early HIV treatment reduces risk of serious illness and death by 44%

Starting HIV treatment at CD4 count above 500 reduces the risk of serious illness and death by 44%, African Temprano trial shows


First published on http://www.aidsmap.com/ on 26 Feb 2015


Keith Alcorn

Christine Danel presenting at CROI 2015. Photo by Liz Highleyman, hivandhepatitis.com

Starting HIV treatment at a CD4 cell count above 500 reduced the risk of serious illness including tuberculosis (TB), and death, by 44% when compared to starting treatment according to World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, results from the seven-year Temprano study show. The findings were presented on Wednesday at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2015) in Seattle, USA.

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少林佛山堂新春欢乐夜

少林佛山堂新春欢乐夜.
大会司仪- 洪一平

Date 日期: 8-Feb-2015
Time 时间: 晚上 7:00pm
免费流动HIV检验服务: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue 地点 : Carpark 停车场: at Geylang Lor 21

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