From August 2018, SAC had hosted a series of roadshow exhibitions in the aforementioned shopping malls around Hong Kong. The first “Say No to Discrimination!” Roadshow Exhibition was held at L2, Leung King Plaza, Tuen Mun from 23rd to 24th August 2018. The exhibition showcased the masks designed and handmade by secondary school students and the public participated in the Mask Design Contest, as well as the art pieces created by our members. The exhibition aimed to understand more about HIV/AIDS and to spread the message of encouraging public to reconsider HIV/AIDS discrimination and give a hand to PLHIV.
Supported by HSBC Hong Kong Community Partnership Programme, The Society for AIDS Care (SAC) provided a 12-months long Health-Mind-Care Therapy program, aims to encourage people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) to build a positive attitude towards difficulties. The second art roadshow exhibition was organized on 26-28 July 2018 at Fa Yuen Street, Prince Edward; Portland Street, Mongkok and Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui to showcase the art pieces made by PLHIV. Three visual arts experiential activities were displayed in the exhibition, including fabric arts, oil painting and floral arts.
The third Asia Pacific conference on AIDS and Co-infection was held from 28 to 30 Jun at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. As the supporting organization for the third consecutive year, we have set up a booth at the venue to introduce our services and activities. In addition, our CEO attended an interview with The International Foundation for Alternative Research in AIDS, on our Society’s mission and care services provided to PLHIV and their caregivers. Our professional team also attended the latest researches on HIV/AIDS presented by scholars at the conference.
The summer weather is hot but still not as hot as the atmosphere in SAC Centre celebrating member’s birthday between July and September on 4 August. The members were very excited to participate in the event and sent blessings to the birthday stars in the party.
As Sponsored by DCH Auriga, the 3rd health talk related to HIV treatment was held at SAC Centre on 4 August and the topic was “The Side Effect of Long Term Treatment and Coping Strategies”. SAC nurses introduced the common side effects including fat transfer, sensory defects, high blood cholesterol, sleeping problem and defect in liver and kidney function inducing on people living with HIV (PLHIV) on antiretroviral treatment.
SAC is pleased to invite Ms. Irene Chan, Medical Social Worker form Social Welfare Department, to introduce the latest development of elderly services in Hong Kong to our members on 17 July. With the advancement of HIV treatment, the number of elderly infected people is rising and the elderly service package is more important for PLHIV and their caregivers.