Thai police apprehended an HIV-positive, high-ranking soldier on Wednesday for allegedly raping an estimated 75 teenage boys.
Army sergeant major Jakkrit Khomsing is accused of luring his victims, age 13-18, using a false profile on the gay dating app “Blued,” reports Coconuts Media.
A mother of two was recently pierced by a needle from what seems to be used for injecting drugs while riding the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) last week.
Linda Quan boarded a train bound for San Francisco, California, on her way to work from Dublin BART station on Thursday morning, according to KRON4. Then, 30 minutes into the ride, she was surprised when she felt something pierced her from her seat.
A Spanish/French man who goes by the name “Sami” online has been accused of spreading AIDS in China.
The self-proclaimed “internet celebrity” and “super laowai” bragged about the Chinese beauties that would throw themselves at him with sex proposals via texts. All was going well for the 31-year-old vlogger until a woman who had a one night stand with him accused him of giving her AIDs, according to Apple Daily.
A 24-year-old Thai sex worker who visited Taiwan and saw clients during that time has tested positive for HIV.
The woman, only identified as Patty, arrived in Taitung County, Taiwan, on March 11 on a visitor’s visa, according Taiwan News. She then engaged in prostitution from March 13 to March 22 with clients she’d met via the mobile social media app LINE.
HIV treatment just became less expensive and more convenient for those who have the virus in China.
On Jan. 20, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) launched Triumeq, its top antiretroviral drug currently available in 50 markets worldwide.
A 20-year-old Thai woman is reportedly filing charges against the Thai Ministry of Public Health for wrongly diagnosing her as HIV-positive when she was just 8 years old.
Suthida Saengsumat, whose childhood was allegedly ruined by the wrong findings, is now seeking compensation from the government agency, Daily Mail reports.
In an effort to raise awareness and prevent HIV cases in China, some universities have started selling HIV test kits in vending machines.
The Chinese Association of STD and HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control (CASAPC) initiated installment of nine specialized vending machines across universities in China. This move is to encourage those who want to get tested but want to remain anonymous.
A university in Sichuan, China has been selling HIV testing kits through vending machines on campus.
Getting tested for HIV has never been more convenient for students of Southwest Petroleum University until this year, when vending machines on campus started selling test kits right next to instant noodles.