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”.
“Say No to Discrimination!" Design Contest 2021-2022 is now open for application. Visit our official website for more information.
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 annual Mid-Autumn Festival celebration of SAC Center was held on 18 September with the theme of “Live in the moment, we walk together”. Due to the extent of the social distancing, around 40 members joined the event. They gathered to participate in the guessing riddles and lucky round Q&A booths arranged by volunteers. Members also enjoyed the games and lucky draws. And for those who could not attend the celebration in persons, to share the joy of the festival, mooncakes and gifts were delivered to their homes. We would like to give a big applause to all sponsors and our private donor for the generous donation of mooncakes and gifts to support our activity.
With the sponsorships of Gilead Science and GlaxoSmithKline plc, a health talk “All about Healthy Aging” was held in SAC Centre on August 21. And we are honored to invite Dr Daphne Lau from Princess Margaret Hospital as our guest speaker. Dr Lau introduced the relationship between HIV infection and various common chronic illness. Dr. Lau pointed out diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis are common chronic illness among aging PLHIV. She encouraged our professional team to pay more attention on our members’ personal conditions and to prevent or reduce the risk of chronic diseases affecting daily life through improving daily habits, diet and exercise.
“Zentangle & Mindfulness” is one of the activities in “Mindfulness-based Mental Health Supportive Programme for People Living with HIV (PLHIV)” sponsored by The Community Chest. Our members learnt to create Zentangle and through the process of stroke by stroke, to put themselves into a state of concentration and relaxation for achieving peace. Zentangle allows our members to break through the established framework and accept different beauty in unlimited creativity. (This project is supported by The Community Chest.)