Introduction In the past, efforts to prevent HIV infection have focused on reducing HIV infection risk among individuals with HIV negative or unknown status, which is often referred to as primary HIV prevention. With the availability of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), many people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) are living longer and leading healthier lives. […]
Bonnie Chun-Kwan WONG
MBChB, DTM&H(GMITPM), FHAM(Medicine)
Dr WONG is a Specialist in Infectious Disease. She is currently an HIV Physician at the Integrated Treatment Centre, Department of Health in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong.
Introduction Antiretroviral therapy plays a key role in the clinical management of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).[Chapter C10] Application of antiretroviral therapy, as evidenced in studies demonstrating impacts on virus transmission, is complementing behavioural intervention as a new approach to HIV prevention referred as biomedical HIV prevention. In practice, antiretrovirals (ARV) are an integral part […]
Introduction As a result of the improved quality of life and survival benefits brought forth by the use of effective antiretroviral therapy, people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) are leading relatively normal life. Travel is now more common for PLWHA, especially from developed countries to tropical and subtropical areas of the world. This trend has created […]
Introduction Globally around half of the HIV-infected population comprises of women. In Hong Kong, women account for nearly 20% of the cumulative reported cases of HIV infection and AIDS since year 1984, and 15-20% of the new HIV or AIDS diagnoses every year. While the clinical features and management of HIV infection in women are […]