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1,191 New HIV/AIDS Cases Reported 2017

1,191 New HIV/AIDS Cases Reported 2017

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of new cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) totaled 1,191 in South Korea in 2017. Approximately 1 out of 3 infected individuals were in their 20s. According to data provided by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the [...]

Health Ministry Approves HIV Prevention Drug, but High Price Remains an Obstacle

Health Ministry Approves HIV Prevention Drug, but High Price Remains an Obstacle

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has approved the sale of Truvada, a type of HIV prevention drug PrEP, in South Korea, but the medicine’s high price is raising concerns over its affordability. According to sources close to the pharmaceutical industry on Monday, Gilead Sciences Korea’s HIV prevention medication [...]

LGBT Group Releases Guidebook for HIV and AIDS as Teenage Patient Numbers Grow

LGBT Group Releases Guidebook for HIV and AIDS as Teenage Patient Numbers Grow

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – An LGBT group including adolescent members has released a guidebook on HIV and AIDS as the number of teenagers suffering from the condition continues to rise. The guidebook ‘Key to 20 Answers’ published by South Korean LGBT group DDingDong outlines 20 major questions concerning both HIV and AIDS and answers [...]

HIV a Growing Problem Among South Korean Teenagers

HIV a Growing Problem Among South Korean Teenagers

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of South Korean teenagers infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is steadily increasing, with health and education authorities planning to ramp up efforts to better educate young people in a bid to stop the spread of the potentially deadly virus. Statistics released by the Gyeonggi provincial government [...]

Lack of Hospice Care Infrastructure Affects Terminal Patients in South Korea

Lack of Hospice Care Infrastructure Affects Terminal Patients in South Korea

SEOUL, June 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite the South Korean government’s national health insurance reform, which will cover palliative care for an extended number of terminally ill patients from August, many fear the lack of hospice care infrastructure in the country will not live up to the expectations of ‘dying well’. Hospice care, which refers [...]

Number of HIV, AIDS Patients Surpasses 10,000 in S. Korea

Number of HIV, AIDS Patients Surpasses 10,000 in S. Korea

SEOUL, Aug. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients surpassed 10,000 for the first time in South Korea last year, the health authorities said Friday.  A total of 10,502 people tested positive for HIV and were diagnosed with AIDS in 2015, up from 9,615 [...]

Musician and Activist Bono to Receive Inaugural Cannes LionHeart Award for AIDS Organisation (RED)

Musician and Activist Bono to Receive Inaugural Cannes LionHeart Award for AIDS Organisation (RED)

LONDON, June 5 (Korea Bizwire) –  The organisers of the 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity are proud to honour Bono, the activist lead singer of Irish rock band U2, with the first ever Cannes LionHeart Award, for pioneering (RED), a creative fusion of branding, activism and philanthropy that has generated more than $250 [...]