SAC Health Talk Series

The health talk related to HIV eye health was held at SAC Centre on 26th Nov and the topic was “Magic ways to keep eye healthy”. We are honored to invite Associate Professor Chen Li Jia, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, CUHK, to be our guest speaker to introduce common eye diseases including cataract, glaucoma and HIV related eye diseases, including signs and symptoms, investigations and treatment. Visual health is closely related to our daily lives. Our members have benefited a lot from the talk and Professor Chen also encouraged members to seek medical advice as soon as possible if they have symptoms of visual problems.

Physiotherapy talk on knee pain

SAC center held a health talk on 10 November on the topic of knee pain. Physiotherapist discussed the anatomy of the knee joint, common pathologies contributing to knee pain, and treatments options. Modalities such as ice, heat, ultrasound, interferential therapy, various exercises to stretch, strengthening certain muscle groups and balance training were outlined, with explanations on their effects on our bodies or biomechanics. Last but not least, health tips for knee pain prevention or maintenances were given. We look forward to the balance and lower limbs strengthening exercise group in coming January 2022 to further promote healthy lifestyle to our members in a practical way.

ACA Visit to SAC

Members from Hong Kong Advisory Council on AIDS (ACA) visited us on October 29. In addition to taking an overview of our services, they also exchanged views with our staff and PLHIV members on current AIDS services and the strategic development for future plans. We pointed out that there is a special need to promote the importance of HIV prevention and regular testing to women, and the development of services to meet the needs of aging PLHIV.

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