Under the support of MTR Corporation Limited, SAC HIV Self Testing Service posters have been installed at the MTR stations of the East, West and Ma On Shan Line, and on the Kwun Tong, Island, Tseung Kwan O, Tung Chung and South Island Line, as well as the Light Rail, during 22 September to 5 October 2021. The promotion aimed to encourage the public to join SAC HIV self-testing service, and they are able to conduct self-test in privacy as preliminary screening of their HIV status to reach the target of “early testing, early treatment”.
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The Society for AIDS Care (SAC) continues a 12-month joint school project, “Love with Care School Project” with Khemara Cambodia. Schools in Cambodia has been negatively impacted by COVID-19 and schools were closed since mid-March 2020. As a result, the school program has been deferred and group gathering activities were replaced with individual home visits. Fortunately, the jointed program has been successfully carried out and reached over 1,458 students. The new program has been started.
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.
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.
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.