Posted by: makkf | April 21, 2011

服務愛滋病基金會二十年 Serving the HKAF for 20 Years

本人於四月十七日獲香港愛滋病基金會頒發二十年長期服務獎。

本人由香港愛滋病基金會於1991年創立起已服務基金會二十年,亦多次獲得傑出服務獎;我對此感到非常自豪。

可惜,多年以來社會對愛滋病的歧視,猶其是將患者及愛滋病等同濫交,依然存在。同時,隨着引進高效抗反轉錄病毒治療,高危人士如性生活開放的人士(包括同性、雙性及異性戀人士)及與性工作有關的人士(包括性工作者及其顧客),都以為可以治癒愛滋病,而放下了警覺;但市民如果不謹慎防範,其實人人都有可能受到感染。因此,我希望市民不要對目前控制愛滋病的情況感到自滿;只有人人提高警覺和做足預防措施,才能真正控制愛滋病的傳播。

面對以上問題,我希望市民多多關注有關議題,同時促請政府投放更多資源,將預防愛滋病納入公共衞生教育和學生課本中,以作為基礎教育的一部份。

I was presented a 20 Years Service Award by the Hong Kong AIDS Foundation on 17 April 2011.

I have served the Hong Kong AIDS Foundation with pride for 20 years from the establishment of the HKAF in 1991. I have received their Outstanding Service Awards many times.

Unfortunately, the discrimination against AIDS, especially, correlating HIV+/AIDS withindiscriminate sexual behaviours, is still apparent after so many years. At the same time, the people with high risk, for example those having casual sex (including homosexuals, bi-sexuals or heterosexuals) and those involved in the sex industry (both the customers & the workers) are less cautious with the introduction of the Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy, thinking that that would cure the disease. But if discreet precaution is not taken, everybody is vulnerable to the infection. Hence, I appeal for the citizens not to feel complacent on the matter. The condition can only be controlled with the discreet precaution taken by everyone.

Facing these problems, I hope that people would be aware of the issue. I further appeal to the government for more resources to put AIDS prevention into public health education and also in generic education of the pupils by including it in textbooks.


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