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Nation 11 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Be involved in AIDS work, politicians told

Politicians should start promoting HIV/ AIDS awareness and prevention programmes as their position enables them to reach out to the masses, said Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) chairman Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir.

Lifestyle 04 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Muslims through the lens

Sept 11. Terrorism. Hate crimes. The war in Iraq. 'Islamophobia'. In the midst of all this divisive anger and hatred, some are trying to build bridges, MENG YEW CHOONG discovers after visiting the National Art Gallery.

Lifestyle 30 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Hope and help

HIV-positive people are just like the rest of us - with a living to earn and children to bring up. However, they need help and the Malaysian AIDS Foundation recently started the Circle of Hope Fund campaign, writes IVY SOON.

Lifestyle 30 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Apathy an obstacle

The number of people infected with HIV keeps going up, and Malaysia needs to intensify prevention and education efforts in HIV/AIDS work, reminded Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, as nominations are called for the Dr Siti Hasmah Award which recognises excellence in HIV/AIDS work. IVY SOON reports.

Letters 27 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Banking on AIDS awareness

Standard Chartered declared June 24 as its AIDS day recently where employees held HIV/AIDS-related programmes worldwide. Ugandan Theopista Ntale Sekitto was here as an HIV champion to share her touching story as someone greatly affected by the disease, writes WONG LI ZA.

Nation 19 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Free antiretroviral treatment for AIDS patients

The Health Ministry will provide free antiretroviral (ARV) treatment for AIDS patients once the Government starts bringing in cheaper generic drugs from India next year.

Nation 06 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

RM113,000 raised to help HIV/AIDS victims

The Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) has received a contribution of RM113,697.70 from I>The Star /I>that will help ease the financial burden of HIV/AIDS patients undergoing treatment.

Lifestyle 30 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Second chance at life

Life does not end because one has HIV. But to be able to remain healthy and productive - and even get a shot at love - one must have access to the right drugs and have care and support, as two people tell AUDREY EDWARDS.

Lifestyle 30 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Financial lifeline

Life-saving drugs required by HIV patients are expensive which is why the Malaysian AIDS Foundation has a drug assistance scheme, reports AUDREY EDWARDS.

Lifestyle 30 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

How the scheme works

HIV patients who need aid from the Malaysian AIDS Foundation's people living with HIV/AIDS drug assistance scheme, are selected by doctors at hospitals, both state and private ones.